The Colorado Symphony | Meet The Orchestra | Musicians | Bil Jackson
The Colorado Symphony
enjoys a varied musical career that includes solo, orchestral, and chamber music appearances.
is the principal clarinetist with the Colorado Symphony
and the Aspen Chamber Symphony and has performed as principal clarinetist with the Pittsburgh, St Louis, Minnesota, Cincinnati, Honolulu Symphony Orchestras.
also has appeared as a soloist with the Colorado, Honolulu, Denver, Charlotte, Dallas Chamber, and Aspen Chamber orchestras.
Mr. Jackson is currently professor of clarinet at the University of Northern Colorado and is on the Artist-Faculty of the Aspen Music Festival.
has also served on the faculties of the University of Texas
, University of Colorado
and Duquesne University
studied at the Interlochen Arts Academy
, where he
won the Academy's Concerto Competition three times and was awarded the gold medal for superlative musicianship upon graduation.
formal study at Northwestern University
with Robert Marcellus.
became the only player ever to win the International Clarinet Competition twice, and he
was a finalist in the Prague International Clarinet Competition.
Currently, Mr. Jackson
performs recitals and presents master classes throughout the United States and abroad.
In August of 2008 he was a featured artist at the Japan International Clarinet Festival.
During the 2009-2010 season he
presented master classes at Northwestern, Manhattan, Eastman
, and the Colburn schools of music.
commissioned, and premiered with the Honolulu Symphony, Dan Welcher's Clarinet Concerto which was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in music.
chamber music affiliations include performances/collaborations with: David Shifrin, Ida Kavafian, Cho-Liang Lin, Peter Wiley, Emanuel Ax, Milan Turkovic, Stephen Hough, Awadagin Pratt, Anne Marie McDermott, Eugenia Zukerman, Steve Prutsman, Pamela Frank, Ransom Wilson, Sharon Isbin, Robert McDuffie, Toby Appel, Bill Douglas, American String Quartet, and the Miami String Quartet.
Additionally Mr. Jackson
performs and records in Japan with the Tokyo Bach-Band
which presents the music of Bach in a modern musical format.
is sponsored by both Yamaha
and is in the final stages of helping Yamaha
design its CSG line of professional clarinets.