UNH Department of Music Welcomes Guest Artist William Ludwig, bassoon
Presented by University of New Hampshire Department of Music
March 21, 2013
William Ludwig joined the faculty of the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University as Professor of Bassoon in August of 2007 and was appointed Chair of the Woodwind Department in 2010. Previous to this appointment he had been Professor of Bassoon at Louisiana State University since 1985. For the last ten summers he has been in residence at the Brevard Music Center as principal bassoon of the Brevard Music Center Orchestra and artist-teacher faculty. His orchestral experience also includes principal bassoon with the Baton Rouge Symphony (1986-2007) and the Florida Orchestra (1980-1985). A noted chamber musician he has performed in a wide variety of settings in the United States and Europe, including at the Prague Spring International Music Festival, Highlands (NC) Chamber Music Festival and Hot Springs Music Festival and with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Timm Wind Quintet and Ars Nova Wind Quintet. He was artist-in-residence at the State University of New York-Stony Brook Department of Music from 1989 to 1994 concurrently with his LSU appointment and taught at the University of South Florida from 1979 to 1985. He holds degrees from Louisiana State University and Yale School of Music and has had the privilege of studying with John Patterson, Sol choenbach, Leonard Sharrow, Bernard Garfield and Arthur Weisberg. Reviews of Mr. Ludwig?s performances attest to his vibrant and communicative style: “everything was played with fluency, virtuosity and élan” (Kansas City Times). Response to his first solo CD of transcriptions included: “Indeed, with Ludwig?s incredible technique, beautiful tone, and warm phrasing, they all sounded convincing in this new „guise?…This is a convincingly impressive album, the work of a master bassoonist” (The Double Reed). One reviewer described a concerto performance as “the kind of performance that reawakened one's imagination to the rich possibilities the instrument can have” (Baton Rouge Morning Advocate).