Praised for his “precise fingerwork…and impeccable breath support” (Washington Classical Review), Rémy Taghavi is a highly sought-after bassoonist and educator based in the Northeast. Rémy is principal bassoon of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra and has performed with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra New England, and the Las Vegas Philharmonic, among others. An active chamber musician, he is co-founder of the Annapolis Chamber Music Festival, a member of the “explosive” New York-based chamber ensemble Frisson, and an alumnus of Carnegie Hall’s teaching artist and chamber music program, Ensemble Connect. Mr. Taghavi is Assistant Professor of Bassoon at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and faculty at Rocky Ridge Music’s Summer College Intensive (Colorado) and Charles Ives Music Festival (CIMF). He completed degrees at the University of Southern California, The Juilliard School, and Stony Brook University. His primary teachers include Frank Morelli, Judith Farmer, and Norbert Nielubowski.