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New York Woodwind Quintet

New York Woodwind Quintet

For almost sixty seasons, the New York Woodwind Quintet has maintained an active performance schedule in the United States and abroad while also teaching the next generation of woodwind performers.

Donald MacCourt, has been the bassoonist of the New York Woodwind Quintet from 1973 until 2005. He is also a member of Speculum Musicae and plays principal bassoon in the New York City Ballet Orchestra. He can be heard on recordings with the Quintet, Speculum Musicae, the Contemporary Chamber Ensemble and the Group for Contemporary Music. Until his retirement he served on the faculties of the Conservatory of Music at Purchase College, SUNY and the Juilliard School. He was on the faculty of the Tanglewood Music Center from 1985 to 1997. Following his retirement from the New York Woodwind Quintet, he has been succeeded by the bassoonist, Marc Goldberg.

Carol Wincenc, flutist, has appeared as a soloist with major orchestras around the world and has premièred works written for her by many of today’s most prominent composers. She has collaborated with the Guarneri, Emerson, Tokyo, and Cleveland string quartets, and Jessye Norman, Emanuel Ax, Yo-Yo Ma, and Elly Ameling. Festival appearances include Aldeburgh, Aspen, Budapest, Caramoor, Frankfurt, Marlboro, Mostly Mozart, Santa Fe, Sarasota, Spoleto and Tivoli. First Prize winner of the Walter W. Naumburg Solo Flute competition, Carol Wincenc has been a member of the flute faculty at the Juilliard School since 1988, and SUNY Stony Brook since 1998.




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