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James Kalyn, clarinet and saxophone

Lauded by colleagues and students as a “world-class doubler”, James Kalyn has built a career over the past twenty-five years as a soloist and orchestral musician of the highest calibre on both saxophone and clarinet. Grand Prize winner of the prestigious Canadian Music Competition’s International Stepping Stone division, and winner of the Fischoff national Chamber Music Competition in the USA, James Kalyn maintains an international career as a performer, conductor, and pedagogue. At Mount Allison Kalyn teaches saxophone, clarinet, and conducting, and conducts the Symphonic Band and Chamber Orchestra. He also supervises the Pep Band.

As a concert saxophonist James Kalyn has performed throughout the United States and Canada, as well as in Argentina, China, and Japan. He plays saxophone in the Cleveland Orchestra and has made a number of solo and chamber music recordings. As a clarinetist Kalyn won his first professional orchestra position while still an undergraduate student, and has played in orchestras continuously since that time.

A conductor of both orchestral and wind ensembles, James Kalyn returned to his native Canada in 2011 to take up a post as Professor of Single Reeds and Conducting at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick. Previous teaching appointments include the Eastman School of Music, Oberlin Conservatory, the North Carolina School of the Arts, the University of Western Ontario, and Wilfrid Laurier University. Kalyn himself holds degrees from the University of Western Ontario, Michigan State University, and the Eastman School of Music.

Since 2005 James Kalyn has worked extensively in China, largely in connection with the Oberlin Conservatory, and studies Mandarin. 

 

Multi-instrumentiste de niveau international, James Kalyn s’est bâti au cours des 25 dernières années une solide carrière orchestrale et soliste tant sur la clarinette que le saxophone.  Gagnant de la division International Stepping Stone de la  Canadian Music Competition et du Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, aux États-Unis, James maintient une carrière internationale de musicien, chef et pédagogue.  À l’Université Mount Allison, il enseigne le saxophone, la clarinette et la direction d’orchestre en plus de diriger l’harmonie et l’orchestre de chambre.  Il supervise aussi l’ensemble préparatoire.

En tant que saxophoniste, James Kalyn s’est produit à travers les États-Unis et le Canada, mais aussi en Argentine, en Chine et au Japon.  Il est saxophoniste pour l’orchestre symphonique de Cleveland et a enregistré plusieurs albums en solo et en musique de chambre.  En tant que clarinettiste, James a gagné son premier poste d’orchestre alors qu’il était encore aux études et n’a pas cessé de jouer en orchestre depuis.

Chef d’ensembles à vent et d’orchestre, James Kalyn est revenu dans son Canada natif en 2011 pour occuper le poste de professeur d’anches simples et de direction à l’Université Mount Allison au Nouveau-Brunswick.  Il a auparavant été membre des facultés de Eastman School of Music, Oberlin Conservatory, North Carolina School of Arts, University of Western Ontario et l’Université Wilfrid Laurier.  Il est diplômé des universités Western Ontario et  Michigan State et du  Eastman School of Music.

Depuis 2005, James a travaillé régulièrement en Chine, en partenariat  avec le Oberlin Conservatory et étudie le mandarin.