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Lecolion Washington

About this Artist

After over 20 years as a performing musician, 15 years as a music professor, and 10 years as an arts administrator, Lecolion Washington has established himself as a leader for the next generation of arts entrepreneurs, and he has always been a staunch advocate for the role of music as an agent for social change.

Lecolion is the Executive Director of Community Music Center of Boston. Prior to moving to Boston, Lecolion was the Co-Founder/Executive Director of the PRIZM Ensemble in Memphis from 2009­2017, and he was the founder of the PRIZM International Chamber Music Festival. In 2015, he was named as one of the Memphis Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40. In 2019, he was selected as one of Musical America’s Top Professionals of the Year – which honored innovators, independent thinkers and entrepreneurs  – while in 2020, he was celebrated as a Boston HUBWeek “Change Maker.” He is also the 2020 Chamber Music America Conference Planning Committee Chair.

As a bassoonist, Lecolion has performed solo recitals and master classes at colleges and universities all over the world. He has been a featured solo and chamber musician throughout the U.S., Brazil, South Africa, Canada, and Switzerland, among other countries. As an orchestral musician, Lecolion has performed as guest principal and/or co-principal bassoon with orchestras such as the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, IRIS Orchestra, and Sphinx Symphony Orchestra. He served on the faculty of the Stellenbosch International Chamber Music Festival in South Africa from 2006 until 2013. His CD entitled Legacy: Music for Bassoon by African-American Composers was released on the Albany Records label.