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Max Christie is the principal clarinet of the National Ballet Orchestra and the Esprit Orchestra in Toronto, where he is also a member of the new music collective Continuum. He also performs frequently with New Music Concerts both as soloist and as an ensemble member. He is often heard on CBC Radio 2 and has recorded the music of Michael Torke, Rudolph Komorous, Melissa Hui, Harry Somers and R. Murray Schafer. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Western Ontario, where he studied with Robert Riseling. He continued his studies in Toronto with Joaquin Valdepenas, and went to Yale University to gain a master’s degree and study with Keith Wilson, with the support of grants from the Canada Council and the Ontario Arts Council. He has performed across North America and Europe, and has appeared as a soloist with the Toronto Symphony, the Kitchener Symphony, the Calgary Philharmonic and the Esprit Orchestra. He instructs privately and at the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto and at the Glenn Gould School.

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