Belorussian-born American clarinetist, saxophonist, and conductor Yevgeny Dokshansky has appeared as soloist, chamber musician, and conductor throughout Europe, North America, Central America, and the Caribbean. He is a 1st prize-winner at the Minsk Jazz Competition, 3rd prize-winner at the 2nd International Music of Hope Competition, special prize-winner at the 5th Aginski International Competition of Chamber Music, and two-time Baird Concerto Competition winner on both clarinet and saxophone. Deeply committed to chamber music, he founded the Chicago Q Ensemble, Martin & Dokshansky Duo, Alito Quintet, and has performed as tenor saxophonist from 2004 to 2006 with the Amherst Saxophone Quartet. 

 « What I love the most about the BG ligatures is response, flexibly, and tonal beauty »

He presently holds positions as Assistant Professor of Clarinet at Virginia Tech School of Performing Arts, Artistic Director of Ensemble Next Parallel in Washington, D.C., and Principal Clarinet of the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra. He previously served as an Associate Conductor of the Chesapeake Youth Symphony Orchestra, Southern Maryland Youth Orchestra and Choir, and Chamber Orchestra of Southern Maryland. From 2013 to 2018 Yevgeny held an Assistant Professor of Woodwinds, Woodwind Studio Leader, and Conducting Program Coordinator position at the University of Trinidad and Tobago Academy for the Performing Arts where in addition to his teaching responsibilities he also co-directed, performed and recorded extensively with Ibis Ensemble – Faculty Artists-in-Residence. While living in Trinidad, Yevgeny served as Guest Conductor of the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Trinidad and Tobago, and he also founded an outreach after-school instrumental music program for the students at Maria Regina Primary School and an annual summer band camp. Most recently Yevgeny presented recitals and masterclasses at the Lynn Conservatory of Music, Texas Tech University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, University of Delaware, Texas State University, University of Southern Mississippi, Soochow University, and the University of West Indies. 

 « Also, the wide range of models and highest level of craftsmanship allows one to find the perfect fit for their expressive needs »

Yevgeny has appeared on such stages as Carnegie Hall Stern Auditorium and Symphony Center Orchestra Hall in Chicago and had the privilege of performing under the batons of Roberto Abbado, David Robertson, Robert Spano, Michael Stern, Vladimir Lande, and Leonard Slatkin among others. He holds degrees from State University of New York at Buffalo, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, and DePaul University School of Music. His principal teachers include Edward Yadzinski, Eli Eban, Howard Klug, Eric Hoeprich, Larry Combs, Magnus Martensson, and Cliff Colnot. 

His CD with Ensemble Next Parallel  “Around the World: Trios for Clarinet, Violin and Piano” has been released in February 2021 under the London’s record label, Heritage Records and has been praised by the critics - "A highly engaging and colorful journey through the clarinet trio repertoire" - BBC Music Magazine; "Ensemble Next Parallel plays everything with sparkle" - The Arts Music Lounge; "A gem that will undoubtedly satisfy devotees of chamber music" - All About the Arts.

Yevgeny's latest CD consisting of his new transcriptions titled "From Jewish Life: Music of Ernest Bloch" has been released in November 2021 under the London's record label, Heritage Records to a critical acclaim - "Dokshansky plays with an expressive persona" - American Record Guide; "Dokshansky - a superb clarinetist" - All About the Arts; "Dokshansky and Masters are consistently expressive, generous in their rubato and their gradations of dynamics, and keenly aware of Bloch's color palette" - Fanfare

Yevgeny is an endorsing performing artist for Légère Reeds and BG France.