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Milan Milosevic

Milan Milosevic earned his Doctor of Musical Arts in clarinet performance at the University of British Columbia. Most recently, he was a recipient of the British Columbia Arts Council Award, the UBC Faculty of Graduate Studies Research Award, and the UBC Graduate Award for Academic Excellence. Milan is a representative and endorsed artist of Backun MoBa Clarinets, Légère Reeds, Canada; Silverstein Works, USA; and Stowasser J. Tárogató, Hungary.

Milan is currently holding the position of Director of music department and clarinet instructor at Vancouver College. Prior to his doctoral studies at UBC, he held a clarinet position with the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra. During his tenure, he served as an artistic co-director of the Belgrade Philharmonic Woodwind Ensemble and the International Woodwind Quintet – Synergy 5. Milan was a featured soloist and ensemble performer at the Groundswell – Contemporary Music Series and New Music Festival with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. Milan Milosevic has been a featured performing artist in a number of CBC Radio 2 national broadcast performances and numerous TV and Radio broadcasts in Belgrade, Serbia. Most recently, he has been a guest lecturer at scholarly conferences and master-classes, including the world premiere performance of commissioned work at Jackson State University, The University of British Columbia, Split School of Music in Croatia, The University of Belgrade, Faculty of Music in Serbia and Capilano University, Music Department. He has also performed with the Vancouver New Music Society, Redshift Music Society and Virtuosi Concert Series at the University of Winnipeg; Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and frequently collaborates with the Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra.
The International Clarinet Association journal The Clarinet CD review panel praised his new and extended clarinet performance techniques on the featured album "Pearls & Yarn" as “eclectic, ground-breaking and innovative.” His Brahms & Beethoven recordings were cited as “Lush and seductive...expressive & well controlled...mellow throughout the instrument’s range”.

Jesse Read has served as Principal Bassoon of the Pacific Baroque and Carmel Bach Festival Orchestras, Metropolitan Opera National Company, San Francisco Opera, Spring Opera, and North Hollands Symphony Orchestra, as well as the CBC Curio Ensemble and Vancouver Chamber Winds. A specialist in 18th-century music, he has performed and recorded with the Philharmonia Baroque, Tafelmusik, Capella Cologne , the Netherlands, St. Petersburg and Basel Chamber Orchestras, as well as the baroque orchestras of Boston, Los Angeles and Portland.
Former Principal Bassoon of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra and active soloist. He currently has eight solo recordings and his most recent CD Stroll in the Cool on the Skylark label was nominated as the “Best Classical Recording” in the 2008 West Coast Music Awards. Professor Read was formerly a faculty member at the University of Victoria, University of Delaware and Utrecht Conservatory in the Netherlands. He joined the UBC faculty in 1990 and served as Director of the School of Music from 1996-2007. Professor Read was the Music Director of the UBC Symphony Orchestra (1990-2008), and was also the Head of the Wind and Brass Division at the UBC School of Music.

Cary Chow has performed with conductors as diverse as Mario Bernardi and Gerard Schwarz in concerti from Mozart through Rachmaninoff; collaborated in recital with cellist Shauna Rolston, violinist Moshe Hammer and clarinetist Jonathan Cohler; and performed many recent works by pre-eminent composers such as Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Gilles Tremblay and Derek Bermel. At sixteen years of age, he performed his New York debut recital at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Until 2006, Cary Chow taught at the University of Victoria and the Victoria Conservatory of Music; he now coaches the Young Artist Experience at the University of British Columbia. From 2004 - 06, he was Collaborative Artist in Residence at The Morningside Music Bridge program in Calgary, Canada. Since 2005, he appears as Guest Professor at the Central Conservatory of Music Attached Middle School in Beijing, China; in 2006, he made his first appearance at Xing Hai Conservatory in Guangzhou, China. He also teaches in his private studio in Vancouver, BC. Cary Chow studied with Winifred Scott Wood, Rena Sharon and Robin Wood at the Victoria Conservatory of Music, and with renowned pedagogue Christopher Elton at the Royal Academy of Music in London, England.