Graham Mackenzie is principal oboe of London Symphonia, Hamilton Philharmonic, Windsor Symphony, and Niagara Symphony. He has also appeared with orchestras in Brantford, Chicago, Indianapolis, Kitchener-Waterloo, Toronto, and Winnipeg. Equally at home as a soloist, he has performed concertos by Bach, Marcello, Martinu, Mozart, Strauss, and Vivaldi, with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Windsor Symphony, Niagara Symphony, and Hamilton Philharmonic.
In addition to his performing career, Graham is on faculty at Wilfrid Laurier University, and has conducted master classes at the National Youth Orchestra of Canada, National Academy Orchestra, University of Victoria, University of Western Ontario, and Kenyon College (Ohio). He maintains a studio of private students, and is co-founder of the Tumble Reeds Music Studio in London.
Graham earned a Bachelor of Music from Wilfrid Laurier University, studying with James Mason, and a Master of Music from DePaul University, studying with Eugene Izotov. He completed two years of doctoral course work at Indiana University, studying with Roger Roe and Linda Strommen, before returning to Canada to perform full time.
When he’s not performing, Graham enjoys raising his son Jasper, walking and skateboarding with his dog Roadie, running, tending to his fruit trees, ping-pong, board games, and making music with his wife, who is a bassoonist.