Please don't confuse with English conductor & bassoonist John Whitfield (2)
He has performed as a recitalist and chamber musician across the United States and abroad. Highlights include chamber and solo appearances in New York, Washington D.C., San Francisco and Philadelphia; and in Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Salzburg, Vienna and Innsbruck. He has appeared with numerous New York based ensembles, including the Cygnus Ensemble, Newband, New York New Music Ensemble, The Bang on a Can Festival, Musician’s Accord, the New York Guild of Composers, Merkin Hall’s Heritage Series, Composers Concordance and the Orra Chamber Ensemble, among others. A strong advocate of contemporary music, Whitfield has given New York and World premieres of numerous chamber works by such esteemed composers as Sebastian Currier, Mario Davidovsky, Aaron Jay Kernis, Steven Mackey and Julia Wolfe. His teachers include Robert Marsh at the North Carolina School of the Arts, Lawrence Lesser and Colin Carr at the New England Conservatory and Timothy Eddy at SUNY Stony Brook, where he earned the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts.