A native of California, Dominic Teresi is principal bassoon of Tafelmusik, teaches at The Juilliard School, and plays regular principal positions with Boston Early Music Festival and Carmel Bach Festival. He is a member of the seventeenth-century chamber group QUICKSILVER and faculty chamber ensemble Juilliard Baroque. In demand on dulcian, baroque, classical and modern bassoon, he has also enjoyed playing with Le Concert d’Astrée, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, Philharmonia Baroque, Arion Baroque Orchestra, Ensemble Caprice, Toronto Consort, and Apollo’s Fire. His playing has been acclaimed as “lively and graceful” (New York Times), “breath-stopping … managing to plumb every technical trick while also shaping the music with great skill” (Toronto Star) and “reminding us of the expressive powers of the bassoon” (The Globe and Mail).
Dominic has been an invited artist on CBC Radio, performing a live radio concert of bassoon concertos and sonatas, and has appeared as a concerto soloist in London, Barcelona, Madrid, Lisbon, Toronto, New York City, and California. Recent recordings include projects with Tafelmusik, Quicksilver, Four Centuries of Bach, Chatham Baroque, Toronto Consort, and Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble. In addition to his work at Juilliard, Mr. Teresi also teaches at the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute, and has given masterclasses at Oberlin Conservatory, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Puerto Rico Conservatory. Dominic holds a Masters degree and an Artist Diploma in modern bassoon from Yale University, and a Doctorate in Early Music from Indiana University.