Vincent enjoys a varied performance career in orchestras, chamber ensembles, wind ensembles, and even British-style brass bands. He is currently a member of the Doclé Reed Quintet, made up of graduated Master’s students from the Bienen School of Music. He has appeared as a soloist with large ensembles on six occassions, most recently including Dana Wilson’s Avatar Concerto for amplified bassoon and chamber wind ensemble at Northwestern University. Vincent serves as a substitute bassoonist and contrabassoonist with the Symphony Orchestras of Springfield (MA), Portland (ME), Albany (NY), Kenosha (WI), and South Bend (IN), the Orchestra of Indian Hill (Littleton, MA) and the Rhode Island Philharmonic.
As an advocate of new music, Vincent has commissioned and premiered a diverse array of works as a soloist, chamber musician, and in large ensembles. In April of 2017, Vincent presented a recital of music by living American composers, titled “The Contemporary American Bassoonist,” and he plans to pursue similar projects. Through the Doclé Reed Quintet, Vincent is continuing this work by commissioning new reed quintet repertoire from up-and-coming composers.
Vincent recently complete the Master’s program at the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University (Evanston, IL), where he studied under the tutelage of David McGill. His previous teachers have included Nancy Goeres, Margaret Phillips, Ronald Haroutunian, Rebecca Eldredge, and Janet Polk.
Vincent performs on a Heckel bassoon (late 11-series) from 1973 and a Heckel contrabassoon from 1908. He expresses gratitude at every opportunity for the support and benevolence of Jim Kirker and Richard Murry, without whom he would not be fortunate enough to be playing such wonderful instruments.
One of the many benefits of Vincent’s multifaceted career experience is his ability to transcribe, adapt, and arrange music for any ensemble. This, paired with his fluency on all wind and brass instruments, makes him an ideal musician for public performance events, weddings, etc. Pick your favorite music and an ensemble of your choice, and he can make it happen! If interested, use the Contact page and put “Event” as the subject.
Videos and Recordings
Saturday, March 10th, 2018
Works by Telemann, Milde, Cappa, and Maslanka
Listen to the Doclé Reed Quintet’s recital from May 2018 here, featuring works by Piazzolla, Ligeti, Peres, and Copland!
April 9th, 2017: “The Contemporary American Bassoonist”
Loren Glickman, Irish Suite | Nancy Galbraith, Sonata
Ellen Taafe Zwilich, Concerto | Valerie Coleman, Tzigane
April 2nd, 2016
John-Michael Albert, Russian Folksong and Dance
July 27th, 2017
Paul Jeanjean, Prelude and Scherzo
Performed at the Aspen Music Festival and School