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Christian Sharpe

Stratford debut: Bassoon in Festival Theatre fanfares. Elsewhere: Christian Sharpe is a former member of the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony and a sought-after performer of orchestral and chamber music on the bassoon, contra-bassoon and saxophone. He has performed regularly at the Festival of the Sound, the Elora Festival and the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival and has been heard in recent seasons with the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, the Toronto Symphony and the Orchestra of the Kirov Theatre, working with conductors Zubin Mehta and Valery Gergiev, among others. Recordings: Highlights include the movie soundtrack to Being Julia, the Toronto production of Show Boat cast recording and a critically acclaimed CBC CD, Mozart?, with the Festival Winds. Theatre: Recent experiences include the 2008 Shaw Festival orchestra in the productions of Wonderful Town by Bernstein and Sondheim’s A Little Night Music, performing on both the saxophone and bassoon, and the 2012 Theatre 20 production of Bloodless: The Trial of Burke and Hare.