contrabassoonist who attended the Cleveland Institute of Music and studied
with Sanford Berry, Myron Bloom, George Goslee,
John Mack, and Robert Marcelus.
He went on to
become a member of the Houston Symphony, the Boston Symphony, and the
March 1985, he premiered Donald Erb’s “Contrabassoon
Concerto” at Jones Hall with the Houston Symphony.
up Johannes Brahms’ “Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68”, Antonin Dvorak’s “Carnival Overture, Op. 92”
and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Concerto for Piano and Orchestra
No. 23 in A major, K. 488” at Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor, Michigan,
on 7th March 1991.
In 1992, Gregg
joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Members of the
BSO appeared at Jordan Hall on 2nd December 1996, when they
performed Mozart’s “Quintet in E flat major, K. 452” and “Quintet
in G minor, K. 516” and a 1912 arrangement of The Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky, with Stephen Drury and
Yukiko Takagi at the keys.
2002, the BSO teamed up with conductor Andre Previn
and pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet for a program
that comprised the “Appalachian
Spring Suite” of Aaron Copland, “Piano Concerto for the
Left Hand” by Maurice Ravel, and “Symphony No. 6” by
Vasily Petrenko conducted works of Shostakovich, Stravinsky
and Sergei Rachmaninoff on 10th October 2009. The concert included Rachmaninoff’s
Isle of the Dead, Op. 29,
Shostakovich’s “Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op. 93”, and
Stravinsky’s “Scherzo fantastique,
May 2010, members of the BSO interpreted Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Octet
for Winds in E flat major, Op. 103”, Gunther
Schuller’s “Octet” and Hugo
Wolf’s “Italian Serenade” at Jordan Hall in Boston,
The BSO and Tanglewood Festival Chorus joined forces at Boston
Symphony Hall in a performance of Johann Sebastian Bach’s St.
Passion, BWV 245 on 11th April 2011.
which Gregg appears include America,
American Visions, The Celtic Album, Chris Botti in
Boston and Holiday Pops by
the Boston Pops, The Bassoon in
Quartet and Concerto with the New York Bassoon Quartet, Donald Erb: Chamber Music, The London Philharmonic Celebrates
American Composers, and Le Monde
du Serpent by Douglas Yeo.
In the field
of music education, he has taught at Boston University,
the New England Conservatory and Tanglewood, and
authored Modern Exercises for the