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    • Theodore Baskin

      • McGill University Schulich School of Music
      • Orchestre symphonique de Montréal
      Musical Instrument: Oboe
    • Theodore Baskin

      Theodore Baskin has been principal oboe of the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal since 1980. Heard on over 80 recordings with the OSM, he has been featured soloist on several tours in Canada, United States, Argentina and Japan, in Carnegie Hall and Teatro Colón among other venues. Mr. Baskin performed two new works commissioned by the OSM: “Concerto pour hautbois” by André Prévost in 1994 and “Hautbois Concertant” by José Evangelista in 2012 during the opening season of the new concert hall, Maison Symphonique.

      He also has played in the Detroit Symphony, Auckland Symphonia (New Zealand) and Israel Philharmonic in various principal positions. In 1989, he performed a world premiere for oboe and orchestra as well as Alfred Schnittke’s Concerto for Oboe and Harp in Tchaikovsky Hall, Moscow. Mr. Baskin has taught oboe, coached chamber music and performed at numerous festivals including Orford Music, Grand Teton, Mostly Mozart with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and Marlboro. Solo and chamber recordings include four Vivaldi Concerti and woodwind chamber works.

      Mr. Baskin is Associate Professor of Oboe at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University. From 2000-2002, he was Professor of Music at Indiana University. He attended the Juilliard School, earned a Bachelor of Music from the Curtis Institute of Music and received a Master of Music with honours from the University of Auckland where he completed a thesis: An Analysis of Five Bach Cantatas. Mr. Baskin’s oboe teachers include Arno Mariotti and John de Lancie.