A native of California, Dominic Teresi is principal bassoon of Tafelmusik, teaches at The Juilliard School and University of Toronto, and plays regularly with Boston Early Music Festival and Carmel Bach Festival. He is a member of the seventeenth-century chamber group QUICKSILVER and the 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, The Smithsonian Players, American Bach Soloists, Philharmonia Baroque, The Helicon Foundation, Ensemble Arion, Ensemble Caprice, Toronto Consort, and Apollo’s Fire. His playing has been praised as “stellar” (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 throughout Europe, Australia, and North America. Recent recordings include projects with Tafelmusik, Quicksilver, Four Centuries of Bach, Toronto Consort, The Smithsonian Players, and Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra and Chamber Ensemble. In addition to his work at Juilliard, Mr. Teresi also teaches at the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute and American Bach Soloists Academy, and has presented research on the dulcian at the Musikinstrumentenbau Symposium in Saxony-Anhalt. Dominic holds a Masters degree and an Artist Diploma in modern bassoon from Yale University, and a Doctorate in Early Music from Indiana University.
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