George Wolfe

George Wolfe's Biography

Saxophonist George Wolfe is Professor Emeritus at Ball State University, where he taught saxophone performance and chamber music for 32 years. He has performed extensively throughout the United States and has concertized in Europe, Cyprus, Costa Rica, Canada, India, Korea and Japan. Wolfe has been heard on radio stations across the U.S. and has appeared as soloist with such ensembles as the Royal Symphonic Band of the Belgian Airforce, the United States Navy Band, the Saskatoon Symphony, the World Band at Disney World, the Chautauqua Motet Choir, the Indianapolis Symphonic Band and the Medalist Concert Band in Minneapolis, MN. Critics have praised his playing as "brilliant and moving." John Lambert, writing in the Winston-Salem Spectator, described Wolfe's performance as "a deeply satisfying and moving artistic experience." Wolfe's CD Le Saxophone Extraordinaire, released 2013, is a sequel to his 2011 release Le Saxophone Mélodieux.

Wolfe holds a Performance Certificate from Indiana University, where he studied with Eugene Rousseau and Daniel Deffayet. He is featured on eight volumes of the compact disk series America's Millennium Tribute to Adolphe Sax distributed by Arizona University Recordings. He has presented master classes at the Paris Conservatory, Indiana University and the Interlochen Center for the Arts, and he has taught as an artist-in-residence at Arizona State University, Klagenfurt Conservatory (Austria), the University of Saskatchewan (Canada) and the University of San José (Costa Rica). He is the recipient of an Open Fellowship award from the Lilly Endowment to study of Hindustani music in New Delhi, India and at the Ali Akbar College of Music in San Rafael, CA. In 1997, Ball State University awarded Wolfe its Outstanding Creative Endeavor award for his CD entitled Lifting the Veil.

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