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.
- Despite COVID, Peter had a very busy summer of teaching many online lessons, webinars, and recording clarinet parts for chamber and orchestral projects. Music-making is continuing!
- In addition to teaching clarinet lessons, performance classes and the Business of Music in the fall, as well as coaching chamber music at the University of Toronto, Peter was asked to take on an additional course showing future school educators how to begin teaching the clarinet. A new generation, and subsequent generations of players!
- 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 in the 2021-22 season
- The video accompanying the multi-clarinet piece Ontario composer Frank Horvat wrote for Peter, has been completed. Please check it out: What the Walls Feel as they Stare at Rob Ford Sitting in his Office, video : Guillaume Pelletier-Auger.
- Congratulations to Peter's just-graduated UofT clarinet student Gennady Grebenchuk, for completing submission of his recorded ARCT examination program to the Royal Conservatory. This was over an hour of music, covering works with piano, unaccompanied music, and orchestral excerpts. Bravo Genna!
- Congratulations to Peter's UofT student Olivia van Alebeek, for winning a spot in the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra for the second year in a row!
- Congratulations to Peter's UofT student Gavin Warren, who won a coveted spot in the UofT Symphony Orchestra in only his second year!
- Congratulations to Peter's private student Angela Zhang, who won a spot in the Oakville Symphony Youth Orchestra for the second year in a row!
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