Campbell MacDonald, clarinet
Seattle native Campbell MacDonald is a founding member of the International Contemporary Ensemble and Principal Clarinet of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic. Prior to moving to Fort Wayne, Indiana, in 2004, Campbell held positions in the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, the Michigan Opera Theatre Orchestra in Detroit, and spent six summers in Mexico City as Solo Clarinetist of La Orquésta Sinfónica de Minería. Mr. MacDonald's uncommonly varied musical activities include regular performances as a solo and chamber music recitalist, concerto soloist, compositional collaborator, studio recording artist, and educator.
Campbell has appeared with orchestras in Detroit, Indianapolis, and Grand Rapids, and has performed with the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, Alarm Will Sound, NOW Ensemble, the Seattle Chamber Players, and the Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings. Performance credits of note include Wien Modern (Vienna), Aspekte Festival (Salzburg), Festival Fringe (Edinburgh), the Huddersfield Festival (England), the Lincoln Center Festival, the Mostly Mozart Festival, the Ojai Music Festival, Da Camera Houston, and the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival. Additionally, he has performed at the Library of Congress (DC), L.A. Opera’s REDCAT, EMPAC (Troy, NY), the Green Music Center (Sonoma, CA), Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of New York. Campbell’s educational residencies and performances include concerts at Columbia University, Boston Conservatory, the Hartt School, and Harvard University. His recorded work can be heard on the Naxos, Koch, Nonesuch, Tzadik and New Focus labels.
Mr. MacDonald earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Oberlln College Conservatory of Music and attended graduate school at DePaul University in Chicago. He studied clarinet with Larry Combs, David Weber, Lawrence McDonald, and Laura DeLuca.