Ian Whitman

Ian Whitman

Ian has been a Double Bass instructor the Faculty of Music at Wilfred Laurier University since September 201,2 and have been involved with the KWS Youth Orchestra program as a coach since 2010.  A native of Edmonton, Ian was introduced to the bass at age 17 by Ioan Tetel of the Edmonton Symphony and spent two years studying jazz at Grant MacEwan College with the ESO’s John Taylor. He earned a Bachelor of Music degree at McGill University and a Master of Music is from Yale University School of Music. During his time at Yale, Ian made my debut at Carnegie Hall in New York and Symphony Hall in Boston. He joined the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra in 2008.

Ian has appeared as a soloist with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony and Kitchener-Waterloo chamber Orchestra, performed with the Penderecki String Quartet, the NUMUS Ensemble, and worked with the KW Chamber Music Society in Waterloo, the InnerChamber Series in Stratford and the Colours of Music Festival in Barrie.

Ian is sponsored by Wilfrid Laurier University.

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