Clarinet: Yevgeny Dokshansky

Belorussian-born American conductor, saxophonist, and clarinetist Yevgeny Dokshansky has appeared as soloist, chamber musician, and conductor throughout Europe, North America, and the Caribbean. He is a 1st prize-winner at the Minsk Jazz Competition, 3rd prize-winner at the 2nd International Music of Hope Competition, special prize-winner at the 5th Aginski International Competition of Chamber Music, and two-time Baird Concerto Competition winner on both clarinet and saxophone. Deeply committed to chamber music, he founded the Chicago Q Ensemble, Martin & Dokshansky Duo, Alito Quintet, and has performed as tenor saxophonist from 2004 to 2006 with the Amherst Saxophone Quartet. He presently holds an Assistant Professor position at the University of Trinidad and Tobago, Academy for the Performing Arts where he teaches and performs extensively with UTT Musicians – Faculty Ensemble-in- Residence. Additionally, Yevgeny is Music Director and Conductor of Ensemble Next Parallel in Washington, D.C. During the summer months, Yevgeny performs and teaches at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Twin Lake, Michigan. Yevgeny holds degrees from State University of New York at Buffalo, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, DePaul University School of Music, and he is currently earning Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Orchestral Conducting at the Catholic University of America. His principal teachers include Edward Yadzinski, Eli Eban, Howard Klug, Larry Combs, Magnus Martensson, and Cliff Colnot. Yevgeny is an endorsing artist for Légère Reeds, he performs on Leblanc clarinets and Selmer saxophones.