Ted  Brankston

Ted Brankston

BandClassicalJazz

Ted plays well known classical repertoire and jazz standards.

Biography

Ted Brankston was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He began the study of the clarinet and saxophone with Frank Uhren at the age of fourteen. His main interest at that time was in high school music and dance bands. During his university years, music was kept to a minimum especially during medical school that he completed at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario in 1976. In 1983, Ted undertook the serious study of the saxophone with Canada’s renowned Paul Brodie. Since then, Ted has completed several Royal Conservatory examinations in Toronto and performed in many solo concert recitals.
There have been many engagements with the Oshawa Symphony Orchestra, both as a guest soloist and as a member of the Orchestra. The nine-year experience with Mr. Brodie culminated with a solo performance at the 10th World Saxophone Congress in Pesaro, Italy in 1992. On this occasion, it was Ted’s honour and privilege to perform the world premiere of Srul Irving Glick’s ‘Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano’.
Ted has attended master classes with Eugene Rousseau, Gerald Danovitch and Srul Irving Glick.
In addition to his involvement in classical music, Ted has a keen interest in jazz. He was previously a member of the Durham Big Band. More recently, he plays jazz gigs at corporate, restaurant and wedding reception venues with local jazz artists.
On the medical front, Ted continues in the full-time practice of family and emergency room medicine.

View Ted's website at: www.tedbrankston.com

Discography

'I Want to Live' Ted Brankston-Saxophones Robert Kortgaard-Piano
Classical CD released in 2002