Dr. Ian Davidson has appeared as soloist and chamber musician on six continents. His many international concerts have taken him to Italy, England, Russia, Australia, Brazil, Argentina, Scotland, Austria, Slovakia, Croatia, Poland, The People’s Republic of China, Hungary, Germany, Spain, Tanzania, Norway, Czech Republic, Japan, Korea, and the Republic of South Africa. He is Solo English Horn and Associate Principal Oboe of the Austin Symphony Orchestra, Principal Oboe of the Austin Opera Orchestra, and Principal Oboe of the Texas Bach Festival Orchestra. Other engagements include stints as Principal Oboe of the Dallas Bach Orchestra, Lyric Opera of Dallas, Dallas Chamber Orchestra and the Austin Sinfonietta as well as Assistant Principal /Utility Oboe of the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra.
Concerto appearances include the Dallas Bach Orchestra, the Austin Chamber Orchestra, the Austin Sinfonietta, Dallas Chamber Orchestra, the Laredo Philharmonic, Chamber Soloists of Austin, Balcones Chamber Orchestra, and the Bear Valley Symphony Orchestra. International recitals and residencies include the Moscow Conservatory of Music, RioWinds Festival, Hong Kong Baptist University, the University of Silesia, Trinity College of Music in London, the Institute of Culture in St. Petersburg, the University of Piui in Brazil, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in South Africa, and the State Conservatory of Music in Bratislava.
His festival appearances in the Aspen Music Festival, the Victoria Bach Festival, the Grand Teton Music Festival, Spoleto Festival USA, Bear Valley Music Festival, Blue Lake Festival, Mendocino Music Festival, Festivale da Musica Camera, the Assisi Chamber Music Festival, and the Festivale dei due Mondi.
His recordings include numerous television commercials, pop music recordings, the movies “Spy Kids II”, “To The Wonder”, “Knight of Cups”, “The Vessel” and six recordings with the Wild Basin Winds – “Christmas”, “High-Wood”, “Three for Three”, “The Ugly Duckling and Other Stories”, “Wild Basin Music”, and “Ferdinand the Bull” – all available on iTunes.
Dr. Davidson is a Fulbright Senior Specialist for the United States Department of State and teaches at Texas State University where he holds the dual ranks of University Distinguished Professor and Regents’ Professor. He holds degrees from DePauw University and the University of Texas at Austin and his major teachers include Eric Barr, Richard Blair, Kenneth Holm and Richard Killmer. Professor Davidson performs and records exclusively on Loree Oboes and Loree English Horns.