Wallace Halladay

Saxophonist Wallace Halladay is at home in numerous styles, from the traditional to jazz and beyond. A specialist in the performance of contemporary music, he has commissioned and premiered numerous works. A soloist with the Vancouver Symphony and Esprit Orchestras, he also inaugurated the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony’s “Intersections” Series. He recorded the two saxophone Sequenzas of Berio and the Colgrass concerto for NAXOS. He is in demand as a performer with new music groups across Canada and the US. Wallace holds a doctorate from the Eastman School of Music, and studied at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam with Arno Bornkamp. He has taught at Memorial University and the Eastman School of Music, and presently teaches at the University of Toronto. Wallace was the 2009 recipient of the prestigious Virginia Parker Prize from the Canada Council for the Arts. Wallace is a Conn-Selmer Artist and plays Selmer (Paris) saxophones.

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