Donald MacCourt, heckelphone

Donald MacCourt was the bassoonist of the New York Woodwind Quintet from 1973 to 2005. He is also a member of Speculum Musicae and plays principal bassoon in the New York City Ballet Orchestra. Mr. MacCourt has been heavily involved in the performance and recording of chamber music, especially contemporary chamber music, for many years. He can be heard on recordings with the Quintet, Speculum Musicae, the Contemporary Chamber Ensemble and the Group for Contemporary Music. Mr. MacCourt serves on the faculties of the Conservatory of Music at Purchase College, SUNY and the Juilliard School. He was on the faculty of the Tanglewood Music Center from 1985 to 1997.