Bassoonist Rosalind Buda, based in Asheville, NC, is an active chamber musician, orchestral musician, and teacher. In addition to teaching at Academy for the Arts, Rosalind is adjunct professor of bassoon at Brevard College, Mars Hill University, Gardner-Webb University, and has been a guest teacher at Eastern Tennessee State University. As a teacher, she helps students gain confidence in playing, developing good personal practice techniques, forming personal goals, and seeking out performance experiences
A graduate of the New England Conservatory, she earned her Master of Music degree while studying with Boston Symphony Orchestra Principal, Richard Svoboda. She received her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Iowa where she studied with Benjamin Coelho.
Buda performs with and works as Project Manager for the acclaimed chamber music company Pan Harmonia and has performed innovative and exciting solo and ensemble programs with them throughout the region.
As an orchestral musician, she freelances throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee, performing with the Asheville Symphony, Johnson City Symphony, Western Carolina University Musical Theater, and Gardner-Webb University Orchestra. She holds the position of second bassoon with the Brevard Philharmonic and substitute positions with the Hendersonville Symphony and Spartanburg Philharmonic. Previously, Rosalind has performed with the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony (IA), the Rome Festival Orchestra in Rome, Italy, the Lowell House Opera (Cambridge, MA), The Neponset Valley Philharmonic (Boston, MA), and the Lausitzer Opernsommer opera orchestra in Cottbus, Germany.
Classical Bassoon and Scottish Bagpipes
Outside of classical bassoon, Rosalind pursues her interest in traditional and modern Scottish/Celtic/world music. She plays traditional reed instruments including highland bagpipes, Scottish smallpipes and Breton bombard. She plays with the band Brizeus, Jamie Laval Band, and the Medieval music ensemble Istanpitta.
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