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Peter Freeman Woodwind and Brass Festival

THE 2013 FESTIVAL EDITION IS CANCELLED. We're sorry for any inconvenience that this may create.

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Peter Freeman received his formal music training at McGill University where, as a student of Gerald Danovitch, he received a L. Mus. (High Distinction in Saxophone) in the spring of 1974 and a B. Mus. (School Music) later that same year. While an undergraduate, Mr. Freeman was the first student saxophonist to win the prestigious Concerto Competition. In 1984 he earned a M. Mus. degree (Performance Saxophone), also from McGill University. Mr. Freeman also undertook extensive clarinet studies with Raffaele Masella at the Conservatoire de Musique de Québec, and held the position of Associate Clarinet with the Canada Symphony Orchestra from 1972-1973. Since then he has regularly freelanced with l'Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and the Kingston Symphony and National Arts Centre Orchestras, in addition to performing the soprano saxophone solo on the OSM's recording of Maurice Ravel's Bolero. Mr. Freeman has been very active in the Montreal classical and commercial music fields for over thirty years, and also spent sixteen years as alto saxophonist with the Gerald Danovitch Saxophone Quartet. An experienced adjudicator and examiner, Mr. Freeman was Director of the McGill Conservatory of Music from 1987 to 1991 and again from 2001 to 2002. He currently teaches at McGill University's Schulich School of Music and at the School of Music, Queen's University.


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