Judith LeClair

College Division

College Division: 

  • Bassoon, Chamber Music

Contact Information

Contact Information

Born in Parkersburg, WV

Principal bassoonist, New York Philharmonic, since 1981; more than 50 solo appearances with the orchestra. Previously was principal bassoonist, San Diego Symphony and Opera. Active chamber music performer; recitals at Juilliard, Eastman, Oberlin, Michigan State, and Ohio U. Premiered John Williams's Five Sacred Trees for bassoon and orchestra, recorded it with the London Symphony for Sony Classical, and performed it with the New York Philharmonic and San Francisco Symphony. Has performed at Bay Chamber, Bridgehampton, Music from Angel Fire, Aspen, and Cape Cod music festivals. Member of the Philharmonic Quintet of New York. New recording on Avie Records to be released in spring 2010.

Degrees and Studies

Graduate, Eastman School of Music, studies with K. David Van Hoesen; prior studies with Shirley Curtiss at Settlement Music School, Philadelphia.

The Juilliard School

Faculty since 1983.