Peter Stoll is a musician in Toronto, Canada, playing all sizes of the clarinet family and saxophone, for symphonic and opera orchestras, new music ensembles, and in freelance chamber concerts as well as solo recitals. He teaches privately, and at the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto, where, in addition to clarinet lessons, Peter coaches chamber music, teaches a woodwind performance class, and runs a course in the Business of Music.
Another side of his career is frequent music festival adjudication, and examining for The Royal Conservatory of Music. Peter has authored a number of recent articles for the International Clarinet Association journal and other publications, and was the chief compiler of the 2014 clarinet examination syllabus for the Conservatory; these are all available for reading and download here on the Publications page. This page also hosts a link to a published arrangement, and in time may expand to include some of his other arrangements, and cadenzas.
- Peter was honoured to share in the win of a Dora Mavor Moore Award for Best Ensemble, Opera. This came after he played in the chamber orchestras for two contemporary operas in Toronto: Claude Vivier's “Kopernikus”, and the world premiere of Dean Burry's “Shanawdithit”. Kopernikus was a monumental task, with the instrumentalists performing fully memorized, costumed and moving around the stage with the singers, and as a result, the entire cast was nominated for and won a Dora Award! (see Twitter feed below).
- Peter will be featured on an upcoming CD release of Ontario composer Frank Horvat. Frank wrote a piece for 5 different sizes of clarinet overlayered, on the theme of what his office walls might have been feeling during the tumultuous reign of controversial Toronto mayor Rob Ford!
- Peter will be the soloist in a new commission of the highly-successful composer Cait Nishimura, for a work with the Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra's Symphonic Band, Dan Horner, conductor (Twitter feed below).
- Peter recently performed chamber music with Winnipeg violinist Oleg Pokhanovski, professor at the University of Manitoba, on his “Oleg and Friends” series. He also played in the chamber orchestras for two contemporary operas in Toronto: Claude Vivier's “Kopernikus”, and the world premiere of Dean Burry's “Shanawdithit”. Kopernikus was a monumental task, with the instrumentalists performing fully memorized and onstage with the singers, and the entire cast was nominated for a Dora Award! (see Twitter feed below).
- Peter was a featured performer on the just-released CD “Suite Nostalgique, Musical Impressions from Ukraine”, please email for details about how to purchase a copy!
- Congratulations to Peter's UofT student Olivia van Alebeek for winning her audition for a position in the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra!
- Congratulations to Peter's UofT clarinet student Gennady Grebenchuk, for winning First Prize in his woodwind class at the Ontario Provincial Music Competition!
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