Currently Teaching: Summer Programs
Bassoonist Rémy Taghavi is an active performer and educator in the New York City area with interests spanning classical, jazz and popular music. Originally from St. Paul, Minnesota, he has performed, toured and recorded with numerous groups and festivals across the US, Canada, Ecuador and Japan, and he recently co-founded the Annapolis Chamber Music Festival in Maryland. Other groups with which he has collaborated include the Cape Symphony, American Youth Symphony, the New York Symphonic Ensemble, Contemporaneous, Ensemble Échappé, the New York Classical Players, SoundMind, Frisson Ensemble and ensemble mise-en, and has been an associate member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. In 2016 he was awarded a fellowship with Ensemble Connect, a two-year program of Carnegie Hall, the Juilliard School, the Weill Music Institute and the New York City Department of Education. That same year he performed the Mozart Bassoon Concerto with the Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra as a concerto competition winner. His teaching positions include roles as bassoon instructor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and as a faculty in the Evening Division at The Juilliard School, where he teaches music production. In 2018 he will be joining Rocky Ridge Music Center as resident bassoon faculty. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Southern California, received a Master’s degree from the Juilliard School and is a DMA candidate at Stony Brook University. His primary teachers include Frank Morelli, Judith Farmer and Norbert Nielubowski.