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Albie Micklich

Albie Micklich

Current position(s): Professor of Bassoon at Arizona State University and Chair of IDRS Gillet-Fox Bassoon Competition

Previous position(s): Faculty member at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, University of Missouri-Columbia, Michigan State University, and University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Co-Principal Bassoon for ProMusica Chamber Orchestra; Principal Bassoon for Lincoln Symphony; member of Moran Quintet and Missouri Quintet

Education: Michigan State University (DMA), The Juilliard School (MM), and Indiana University of Pennsylvania (BS)

Recordings: Cantando, Albie Micklich (Soundset); Supernova, ProMusica Chamber Orchestra (Summit); Resounding, ProMusica Chamber Orchestra (Summit); Triumvirate, ProMusica Chamber Orchestra (Summit); Bassoon Surrounded: 20th Century Music for Bassoon and Percussion (MSR Classics); Wind Chamber Music of Theodor Blumer, Vol. 2 and Vol.3 with Moran Quintet (Crystal Records); David Maslanka's Woodwind Quintet #3 and Music for Dr. Who for bassoon and piano with Missouri Quintet (Albany Records)

Publications: Claude Debussy Suite for bassoon and piano (TrevCo Music Publishing); Johann Sebastian Bach Sonata in C Major, BWV 1031 for bassoon and piano (TrevCo Music Publishing); Robert Schumann Six Studies in Canonic Form, Op. 56 for oboe, bassoon and piano (TrevCo Music Publishing); Francisco Tárrega Lágrima, Maria, and Recuerdos del Alhambra for two bassoons (TrevCo Music Publishing); Igor Stravinsky Suite for Woodwind Sextet (Potenza Music); Antonio Vivaldi Sposa son disprezzata (Potenza Music); Max Bruch Three Pieces for clarinet, bassoon, and piano (Potenza Music)

Commentary by Critics: "Micklich's playing is strikingly moving and compelling, sowing sensitivity, a gorgeous tone quality in all register, and an uncanny ability to grab his listeners... [He] shows a rare combination of technical perfection and musical sensitivity." - The Double Reed Journal review of the CD Cantando

Notable performances/accomplishments: Concerto performances and solo recitals at IDRS conferences; co-host of IDRS 2011 at Arizona State University; concerto performance with Lincoln Symphony; performance of Christopher Theofanidis's Bassoon Concerto with the ASU Symphony Orchestra; won The Juilliard School, Michigan State University, and Johnstown Symphony (PA) concerto competitions; students have won the prestigious Fulbright Award and the Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) Award

Teaching Opportunities: Masterclasses throughout the USA, Europe, Japan, and Brazil

Fox Instrument: Custom Fox Model 680

For more information on Albie Micklich, visit his ASU faculty page here.