Why I Chose Backun
"Backun Clarinets are simply the best. The most in-tune, the best projecting, and the most beautiful sound of any clarinet I have ever played. Thanks so much to Morrie and his team for their amazing service and for these exceptional instruments."
Born in London, Ontario, Micah Heilbrunn currently performs as Principal Clarinet for the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.
A graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy, he received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Michigan. His principal teachers included Jerome Summers, Deborah Chodacki, Robert Crowley and Joquin Valdepeñas.
Micah has been on the clarinet faculty of Brandon University, the University of Windsor and the University of Manitoba. He has been a featured artist at the Aspen Music Festival, the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival, the Agassiz music festival, the Las Vegas Music Festival and the Scotia Festival of Music. Micah’s musical talent has been broadcast on both CBC in Canada and the National Public Radio in the United States.
An active orchestral and chamber musician, Micah has made a guest appearances playing as Principal Clarinet with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Canadian Opera Company the National Arts Center Orchestra, and Symphony Nova Scotia. An advocate of new music, he has been a member of the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble and the Brave New Works Ensemble, and has performed in both Toronto’s New Music Concerts and Winnipeg's Groundswell.