He is a clarinettist, conductor and teacher, born in
Torreon, Mexico, and living in Anaheim, California after he moved there
when he was twelve. It was when
he was in Anaheim that he became interested in music while at school. He took his further studies at the
California State University, Fullerton followed by and Yale
He is a co-founder of the Amici Chamber Ensemble who have been active for more than two decades and has held
the position of Principal Clarinet with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra for
Over the course of his career he has worked with
countless string quartets, the BBC Welsh Symphony, the Buffalo
Philharmonic, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the English Chamber
Orchestra, and artists that include Sir Andrew Davies, Pinchas Zuckerman,
Joshua Bell, Yo Yo Ma and Kathleen Battle.
Very active in the recording studio he has made more
than 30 acclaimed albums, which include a Juno Award for the clarinet
concerto by Jacques Hetu, 4 Juno Award nominations with the Amici Chamber
Ensemble, a 2007 Grammy Award nomination with the ARC ensemble and another
for his “Right Through the Bone”.
An active participant and performer at many music
festivals, for the past 20 years or so he has been on the faculty of the
Aspen Music Festival and school.
He is also a member of the faculty of the Royal Conservatory of
Music and has been appointed the position of its Young Artist Performance
In the role of conductor he has often led the Toronto
Symphony Orchestra and Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra.
He is married to Mi Hyon Kim who is a violinist with
the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.
Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Cantique de Noel (Adolphe Charles Adams)
SMCD 5119 I (CD - Adeste Fidelis)
Toronto Symphony Orchestra and
Conductor - Jean Ashworth Bartle
- Louis and Gino Quilico