Rémy Taghavi, bassoon
Bassoonist Rémy Taghavi is pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Stony Brook University, studying with Dr. Frank Morelli. He earned his Master of Music degree at The Juilliard School and his Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music in the studio of Judith Farmer. Throughout his studies, Mr. Taghavi has been a member of numerous performing ensembles, including the USC Thornton Symphony, Juilliard Orchestra, New Juilliard Ensemble, and various chamber groups. Additionally, he has been a substitute member of Symphony in C in New Jersey, the American Youth Symphony in Los Angeles and an associate member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. In 2015 he toured Japan with the New York Symphonic Ensemble. In 2013 and 2014, Remy was an instrumental fellow at the Atlantic Music Festival in Waterville, Maine.
Born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota, Mr. Taghavi began his musical studies on piano and saxophone at a young age, taking on bassoon at age 16 and finding a passion he continues to pursue. Also interested in math, science, and technology, Mr. Taghavi received a minor in physics from USC. He has been on the faculty of the Evening Division at The Juilliard School, teaching music technology since 2014. Starting in Fall 2016, Remy will be joining Ensemble ACJW, a performance, career development and outreach program based out of Carnegie Hall.