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Our History

The Glickman Ensemble was formed in honor of Loren Glickman (1924 - 2021). The Ensemble performs works for solo, duos, trios, quartets and sextets, with and without piano accompaniment, from the Baroque era through the 20th Century. 


​​Loren Glickman, composer/arranger, is recognized as one of America's foremost bassoon soloists. He is one of the founding artists of the prestigious Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center where he performed for twenty years. He has performed at the Whitehouse, at the United Nations and on many tours throughout the continental United States and Alaska. He has been a guest artist with the Juilliard, the Guarneri, the Lenox and the Alexander Schneider String Quartets and has recorded chamber music o​n Columbia, Angel, Vanguard, MGM, Kapp​ and Counterpoint Records.


Mr. Glickman has composed music for many films and has ​published over 100 pieces for the bassoon, solo and ensemble.  Mr. Glickman has written three books including the ​definitive  book on reed making, which he co-authoried with Mark Popkin.  He is the co-director ​of the Glickman-Popkin Bassoon Camp, in operation for 35 years and has been on the faculties of the Juilliard School, Queens College, Montclair State University and ​the Canadian National Youth Orchestra.


In addition, beginning in 2002, Loren began doing transcriptions for various combinations of bassoons, with and without piano, averaging about 12 pieces per year. To date he has completed over 110 transcriptions .  All are published by Trevco Music Publishing (Purveyor and Publisher of Fine Music for Double Reeds since 1983) There is more than one distributor of the music but Trevco-Varner Music has all the transcriptions available

Loren Glickman
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The Many Careers of Bassoonist Loren Glickman

  Loren Glickman

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