Le Lu - Clarinet
Le Lu is an active educator and performer in the Greater Toronto Area. He is currently an Itinerant Music Instructor with the Toronto District School Board and a Reserve Force Clarinetist with the HMCS York Band and the National Band of the Naval Reserve where he also has served as a Clarinet instructor since 2021. He has appeared as a clinician for Bayview Secondary High School, The Woodlands School, and the Country Day School. He has also coached the McMaster Chamber Orchestra clarinet section.
Le graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in Music Education and from Carnegie Mellon University with a MM in Clarinet Performance, he is a recipient of the Sid Oue Memorial Scholarship, the National Honour Award from MusicFest Canada, the David and Marcia Beach Summer Study Award, and the Norman and Hinda Tobias Memorial Scholarship from the University of Toronto. He also has won both Peel and Kiwanis Music Festival Open Class Competitions and performed concerti with the Mississauga Youth Orchestra, the Linus Chamber Orchestra, and the National Academy Orchestra of Canada.
Le has served as Acting Principal Clarinetist with the Hamilton Philharmonic, the Thunder Bay and Windsor Symphonies, the London Symphonia, and the Toronto Operetta Theatre. As someone who occasionally dabbles in new music, Le performed the Canadian Premiere of L’Usage de la parole.
As an active freelancer, Le has performed with the National Ballet of Canada, North Bay Symphony, Jeans n Classics Symphony, Toronto Sinfonietta, Windsor Symphony, the Brott Music Festival, and the Festival of the Sound. He has performed with International Soloists Emmanuel Pahud, Emanuel Ax, and Bassist Jim Creeggan from the Barenaked Ladies.
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