Greg Oakes
Greg Oakes


March 2009
Festival 2000

Greg  Oakes  


Gregory Oakes is one of the most exciting and energetic clarinetists of his generation. From his Carnegie Halldebut with members of Ensemble Intercontemporain and Pierre Boulez to his performances as a member of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Mr. Oakes has been praised by critics for his “outstanding performance” (New York Times) and “jazzy flourishes”(Denver Post). 

American Record Guide says “Oakes is the rare player who has both excellent classical training and a mastery of the otherworldly procedures demanded by non-traditional repertoire,” and Fanfare Magazine lauds the “formidable technical armamentarium at his command.” He is a founding member of the new music and creative arts ensemble Non Sequitur, which was heralded by New Music Connoisseur as “utterly sensational.” In a performance with Non Sequitur, theAspen Daily News highlighted him as a “particularly outstanding musician.” Non Sequitur has been in residence at PrincetonHarvardDartmouth, and the Aspen Music Festival. 

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