Jye Todorov is a Melbourne-based bassoonist. Although he has interest and experience in orchestral, operatic and chamber music repertoire, Jye particularly enjoys expressing music through the solo bassoon.
An alumnus of the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Jye graduated in 2017 with a Bachelor of Music (Honours) under the tutelage of Hugh Ponnuthurai. During his time there he regularly performed with the University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra including tours to Sydney and Singapore, was a finalist in the Concerto Competition, and was the recipient of a number of scholarships including the Ellinor Gertrude Harris Bequest (2017) and the Lionel Gell Foundation Scholarship (2015). In 2020, Jye will continue his training at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) with Lyndon Watts.
Over a decade of playing has seen Jye freelance with a wide range of ensembles such as Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, Melbourne Opera (including a tour to China), The Art of Sound Orchestra, Acacia Gold Wind Quintet and Arcko Symphonic Ensemble.
Drawing on a diverse pool of teachers and pedagogues, Jye has previously studied in masterclasses with Lyndon Watts (ex-Principal Bassoon Münich Philharmonic Orchestra), Martin Kuuskmann (University of Denver and Grammy-nominated soloist), and Paul Boyes (Academy of St Martins in the Fields). He has also received lessons with players from most of Australia’s major orchestras, as well as players from London Philharmonia Orchestra and London Symphony Orchestra.
Jye currently plays on a 1973 Püchner bassoon.
Photo by Pia Johnson