Known for his virtuoso energy on stage as well as an easy and entertaining
way of speaking with the audience, Peter Stoll was a prizewinner in the
International Clarinet Society Competition, and also Solo Clarinetist with
the World Orchestra of Jeunesses Musicales in Berlin and Vienna, which was
broadcast on live television across Europe. Peter won First Prize in Chamber
Music at the National Competitive Music Festival, for whose 50th Anniversary
edition he was invited back as Woodwind Adjudicator and as soloist in the
Gala Celebration Concert in Winnipeg. A graduate of the Faculty of Music,
University of Toronto, he received his Master's of Music degree in Performance
from Indiana University, where he studied with
renowned soloist James Campbell.
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Peter has been guest soloist with orchestras in Canada and the United States,
and was invited to Saratov, Russia for solo performances with the Saratov
Philharmonic's "Volga Wind Ensemble" and to present masterclasses at the
Featured on several CD releases with the ERGO and Continuum ensembles, as well as with the Canadian
Brass and composer John Gladwell, Peter's recording "Bits 'n Pieces" was
broadcast on CJRT-FM and the English and French CBC, and he has been heard
in solo performance on CBC-FM's "Arts National", "Music Around Us", "Music
Alive" and "DiscDrive". Peter was featured in a showcase performance at the
Ontario Arts Council's Contact conference, and now tours extensively throughout
the province presenting solo and ensemble concerts. Summer festival performances
have included the Banff Centre for the Arts, the Ottawa Valley Festival,
the Niagara International Chamber Music Festival, and as a Mentor at the
Boris Brott Music Festival in Hamilton.
A frequent performer of new music, the Ontario Arts Council awarded Peter
and composer Randall Smith a Commissioning Grant for a new solo bass clarinet
piece "Borealis", premiered in Toronto. He twice travelled to Munich, Germany
with the ERGO ensemble to take part in the AdeVant Garde festival. Other
tours with ERGO have included New York City, Finland and Lithuania. Additional
recent trips as a core member of the
Talisker Players have been to perform at the Ottawa International and Vancouver Chamber Music Festivals. Contemporary chamber music touring in Europe also included broadcasts on the BBC and
Orchestral performances have been as Principal Clarinetist of the Toronto
Philharmonia, as well as with many other local and regional orchestras including
the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra, the Hamilton Philharmonic and the
Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, as well as with Opera York and
Maestro Kerry Stratton's new Grand
Salon Orchestra as Solo Clarinet and Saxophonist.
Peter recently joined flutist Sibylle Marquardt and pianist Kathryn Tremills to form the exciting new group "Trio D'Argento", which is already touring two full-length concert programmes, as well as a noon-hour recital at several university campuses. These feature the group's mix of Classical and Jazz-inspired works, along with their varied instrumentation including saxophone.
Peter teaches privately and at the Faculty of
Music, University of Toronto. He is also a member of the Royal Conservatory
of Music's National College of Examiners and is much sought after as an
adjudicator at music festivals across the country.