Quartet in G minor for Bassoon, Violin, Viola and Cello, Op. 73, No. 3
Allegro con espressione Adagio, non troppo Rondo: Allegretto poco moderato
Arranged by Trevor Cramer
Romance, Op. 62
Bernard H. Garfield
Quartet for Bassoon, Violin, Viola and Cello
Allegro con spirito Andante espressivo Allegro scherzando
Six Trios for Three Bassoons, Op. 4
III. Polka (Tea-time Dance in the Little Country Manor)
Darren Hicks, bassoon
Darren Hicks, a third-year Bassoon Fellow at the New World Symphony, is an award-winning Canadian bassoonist with his hands in both the orchestral world and chamber music scene.
Mr. Hicks’ orchestral experiences include the Verbier Festival Orchestra (Switzerland) from 2013-15, where he worked with world-renowned conductors like Valery Gergiev, Gianandrea Noseda, Daniel Harding, Charles Dutoit and Yuri Temirkanov. He has also been privileged to perform with the Toronto Symphony, National Arts Centre Orchestra (Ottawa) and conductors Peter Oundjian, Trevor Pinnock, Pinchas Zukerman and Alexander Shelley. Summers spent at the Banff Centre, Domaine Forget and the National Youth Orchestra of Canada have allowed Mr. Hicks to work with bassoonists Whitney Crockett, Gilbert Audin and Kathleen McLean, as well as perform chamber music under the guidance of Werner Herbers.
In 2016 Mr. Hicks was named to the "Hot 30 under 30" list of classical musicians by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), the national broadcaster of Canada. Other recent accolades include the Dean's Prize at Yale University's 2014 Commencement, the Thomas Daniel Nyfenger Prize (awarded to the student displaying the highest level of excellence in woodwind playing) from the Yale School of Music and the 2012 National Arts Centre Orchestra Bursary Prize.
A graduate of Yale University and the University of Ottawa, Mr. Hicks has studied with Frank Morelli and Christopher Millard (bassoon), Joan Panetti (musicianship) and David Shifrin (chamber music). When not diligently practicing or scraping thousands of reeds, Mr. Hicks can be found reading books on physics, gazing at the architectural details of concert halls, or rowing a canoe through the many provincial parks of his home country.