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Bassoonist Frank Morelli Joins Glenn Gould School Faculty

Frank Morelli

Bassoonist Frank Morelli, an acclaimed artist and educator, joins the woodwind faculty of The Glenn Gould School beginning in September 2013. Mr. Morelli will work closely with students of The School, helping develop the top young bassoonists from Canada and around the globe.

“Frank Morelli is among the greatest bassoonists in contemporary classical music and the talented young woodwind performers of The Glenn Gould School will benefit greatly from his knowledge and depth of expertise,” says Dr. Peter Simon, President of The Conservatory. “Mr. Morelli’s appointment further strengthens The Royal Conservatory’s continued investment in the professional training of the next generation of great Canadian musicians.”

A renowned music educator, Mr. Morelli’s students perform in orchestras across the world, including major Canadian orchestras from Montreal, Ottawa, and Toronto to Winnipeg and Vancouver. Further to his appointment to The Royal Conservatory, Mr. Morelli also serves on the faculties of his alma maters the Manhattan School of Music and the Juilliard School of Music, as well as the Yale School of Music and SUNY Stony Brook. Mr. Morelli trained professionally with Stephen Maxym at the Manhattan School and went on to become the first bassoonist awarded a Doctorate from the Juilliard School. Additionally, he is a regular faculty member at The Banff Centre.

"The Glenn Gould School, one of the world's great conservatories, has thrived under President Peter Simon's leadership. I am deeply honoured and very excited to join an outstanding faculty with such a tradition of excellence,” says Mr. Morelli. “Music has brought untold richness to my life, and I look forward to working with The School's young bassoonists who will be the leaders of the next generation."

Frank Morelli enjoys an international reputation as soloist, orchestral and chamber musician, as well as teacher. A soloist at Carnegie Hall on nine occasions, his solo performances and recordings have consistently won critical acclaim. He is a member of Manhattan School of Music's celebrated ensemble-in-residence, Windscape, and is principal bassoonist of New York’s Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, American Composers Orchestra and the New York City Opera Orchestra. He also regularly performs in leading chamber music venues, including numerous guest appearances with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.

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Bassoonist Frank Morelli, an acclaimed artist and educator, joins the woodwind faculty of The Glenn Gould School beginning in September 2013.