Artist Bio

Peter Kolkay, bassoon

Called “superb” by the Washington Post and “stunningly virtuosic” by the New York Times, Peter Kolkay is the only bassoonist to receive an Avery Fisher Career Grant. In addition to performing with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Kolkay is dedicated to broadening the bassoon repertoire and has premiered works by Joan Tower, Mark-Anthony Turnage, and Tania León, among many others. His new recording of contemporary works performed with the Calidore String Quartet will be released in 2023. A dedicated teacher, Kolkay is Associate Professor of Bassoon at the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.