At age 18, Terry Storr became the Principal Clarinetist of the Toronto Youth Orchestra and performed in the inaugural concert of the Ontario Place Forum, soloing Weber's Concertino. In the same year he was featured in the world premiere of León Zuckert's "Impressions of Tenerife" at Massey Hall. This was the start of a long and distinguished career as a soloist, chamber and orchestral performer, teacher, conductor and adjudicator.
Terry has an ARCT from the Royal Conservatory of Toronto; a Bachelor of Music Degree and a post graduate Artist Diploma in Music Performance from the University of Toronto, where he studied with Stanley McCartney, principal clarinetist of the Toronto Symphony under Andrew Davis. He won a Canada Council scholarship for post graduate studies at Northwestern University in Chicago, with Robert Marcellus, principal clarinetist of the Cleveland Philharmonic under conductor George Szell.
Throughout his career, Terry has played concerts in Canada, the USA and Europe. Numerous performances have been with the Toronto Symphony, including at Carnegie Hall and on their tour to California and Western Canada.
Terry continues to work as a freelance musician and over the years has played with notables such as the Bolshoi and Kirov Ballet, the Royal Ballet, Les Grandes Ballets Canadiens, the Hamilton Philharmonic and Chinese Festival Orchestras; and for major musical productions such as Evita, Kismet and the King and I.
Terry was Principal Clarinetist and soloist for the North York Symphony for many years, where he first performed the Mozart Clarinet Concerto. Since 1994, he has been the Principal Clarinetist with the Etobicoke Philharmonic.
Terry is active on the chamber music scene, most notably with Trio Bravo which has been active since 1997. Trio Bravo will present a series of concerts at All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church in 2008 and 2009.
As a music educator he is currently the Wind Sectional Coach of the Toronto Cultural Youth Orchestra and conductor of their Senior Wind Ensemble. Terry gives music workshops for the Peel Board of Education, adjudications for the International Music Festival and teaches selected private students.Tweet