Why I Chose Backun
"With the Lumières, I found what I was looking for and so much more: unparalleled intonation, consistency of response, clarity and core through all registers, ergonomic and durable keywork, projection without force. These instruments bring my voice to life with greater ease than I have ever experienced."
Dr. Lisa Kachouee, Instructor of Clarinet at Oklahoma City University, enjoys an active career as a solo, chamber, and orchestral clarinetist. She has performed in Europe, Mexico, and across the United States. Her recent performance highlights include a Carnegie Hall debut; solo and duo concert tours; and international, national, and regional conference performances. She was selected to perform at the International Clarinet Association’s ClarinetFests in Ostend, Belgium; Fort Worth, Texas; and Orlando, Florida. She has performed with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, Fort Smith Symphony, Albany Symphony Orchestra, Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia Gulf Coast, and the Taneycomo Festival Orchestra. As a soloist, she has appeared with the Oklahoma Composer’s Orchestra, Oklahoma City University Wind Philharmonic, and the Oklahoma City Sinfonia. She recently joined the artist faculty for the InterHarmony International Music Festival in Sulzbach-Rosenberg, Germany.
Dr. Kachouee tours frequently as a member of Duo Rodinia with percussionist and composer Jamie Wind Whitmarsh. The duo has performed at the International Woodwind Duo Symposium; Society of Composers, Inc. National Conference; SCI Student National Conference; Florida State University New Music Festival; University of Nebraska Kearney New Music Festival; as Featured Guest Artists of the SCI Region VI Conference; and they have concertized at numerous universities and secondary schools. A champion of new music with over forty commissions and premieres to date, Dr. Kachouee recently completed a world premiere recording project with PARMA Recordings anticipated for release in late 2021. She has recorded orchestral and chamber works with Naxos and Vox Novus respectively.
Dr. Kachouee has contributed articles to The Clarinet (online) and published research on the life and works of composer Daniel Nelson. She holds degrees from Florida State University, the University of Arizona, and George Mason University.