JAMES CAMPBELL (b 1949 )
The distinguished Canadian clarinettist James Campbell has performed as soloist and chamber musician in over 35 countries with more than 65 orchestras including the Boston Pops, the Montreal Symphony and the London Symphony. He has collaborated with Glenn Gould and Aaron Copland and toured with over 35 string quartets, including the Guarneri, the Amadeus (when he replaced an ailing Benny Goodman on a tour of California) the New Zealand and the Vermeer.
He has been named Canada’s Artist of the Year, awarded the Queen’s Gold and Diamond Jubilee Medal, an Honorary Doctorate of Laws, and Canada’s highest honour, the Order of Canada. James Campbell has been artistic director of the Festival of the Sound since 1985 and has been Professor of Music at the famed Jacobs School of Music of Indiana University since 1988.
He regularly gives masterclasses throughout the world.