Artist Bio

Peter Kolkay, bassoon

Bassoonist Peter Kolkay is the recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant and First Prize winner of the Concert Artists Guild Competition. An Artist of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Kolkay is also Associate Professor of Bassoon at the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University, where he was a Chancellor’s Faculty Fellow from 2015 to 2017. Upcoming highlights include the premiere of a work for bassoon and string quartet by Mark-Anthony Turnage. Peter Kolkay studied with Frank Morelli, John Hunt, Jean Barr, and Monte Perkins. Born in Naperville, Illinois, he now calls downtown Nashville, Tennessee, home.