Biography

Colin Hemmingsen  (Executant Diploma of Music, Auckland University, NZ (1968)
Master of Music, New England Conservatory, USA (1973),
Has had a dual jazz/classical career for more than 30 years and until 1992 was New Zealand Symphony Orchestra’s principal bassoonist. He won a Downbeat scholarship on tenor saxophone in 1970 to study jazz at Berklee College of Music and was subsequently awarded a scholarship to New England Conservatory. There he completed a Masters degree in bassoon with Sherman Walt as his teacher.

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PMXT - 66RX