Solo Bassoonist, Impresario, Artistic Director, Northern Pioneer

After more than 60 years of world-wide concertizing, Canadian concert planning, and remote Northern touring, George Zukerman has retired from the concert stage and from the world of tour organizing.

The High Priest of the Bassoon

On stage from 1950 to 2012

The Hurok of the Hamlets

Impresario, 1956 to the present


Musical Ambassador to the North

Remote tours from 1998 to 2012

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The Great magician of the bassoon
Tagblatt, Munich
The Pablo Casals of the bassoon,
Strait Times, Singapore
Bassoon soloist par excellence
New York Magazine
High Priest of the bassoon converts all
Telegram, St. John's NF
Proving the bassoon has a soul,
Jerusalem Post
The Eddie Van Halen of the bassoon,
Prince George Citizen
Extraordinary bassoonist,
Malta Times
Everything glorious the bassoon can do,
South China Post, Hong Kong

  • One of the few – if not the only solo bassoonist to ply the international concert circuit.

  • The first soloist on the bassoon ever invited to the former Soviet Union, Australia, New Zealand, S. Africa and the People’s Republic of China.

  • The “Hurok” of the hamlets – creator of the Canadian “organized audience” movement.

  • Awarded the Order of Canada,   and the Order of B.C. for a lifetime of community organization.

  • “Ambassador to the North”  through Remote Tours Canada.


CDs, Manuscripts, Classical River Cruises

River Cruise

Join George Zukerman on an STI European river cruise. Danube, Rhone, Duoro, Elbe.


Bassoon Concerto In F Major

Published for the first F Major concerto, attributed to Mozart.

Bassoon Concerto Classics

European best-seller Bassoon Concert Classics now re-issued.


Bassoon as you are ready!!

New retrospective CBC, SABC, BBC historic studio recordings.


Canadian bassoonist meets African trumpeter

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