Lewis Kirk is a member of the orchestras of the Lyric Opera of Chicago and Santa Fe Opera, playing bassoon and contrabassoon. He performs regularly at the Bach Week Festival in Evanston, Illinois, and with the Music of the Baroque chorus and orchestra and the Chicago Philharmonic. His music studies were at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore and the Manhattan School of Music in New York City.
Mr. Kirk is a former member of the Städtischen Orchester of Bremerhaven, Germany, and the New Orleans Symphony. He’s recorded music of Villa-Lobos and Badings for Albany Records and music of Ned Rorem for Cedille Records; his own original compositions are published by Prairie Dawg Press. Mr. Kirk is also a lecturer on bassoon at the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University.