Twenty-ninth Season Performers
Visit Judith's website »Bassoonist Judith Farmer enjoys a rich and varied career as an orchestra musician, chamber musician, soloist and teacher. She received her education at Indiana University and at the Hochschule fuer Musik in Vienna. Her principal teachers were Karl Oehlberger and Mordechai Rechtman. From 1984-1996 she was principal bassoonist of the Austrian Radio Symphony Orchestra, performed and toured regularly with the Camerata Academica of Salzburg and with numerous chamber music ensembles in Vienna. Ms. Farmer has appeared as a soloist at the Salzburg Festival, in Vienna, Moscow and Odessa (in the former Soviet Union) and has participated in chamber music festivals in Prussia Cove, Martha's Vineyard and La Jolla. For the 1995-96 season she held the position of visiting professor at the Hochschule fuer Musik in Graz, Austria.
In 1996 Ms. Farmer moved to Los Angeles and since then has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the Los Angeles Opera Company, the Long Beach Symphony as well as for major motion pictures.
She is currently principal bassoonist of the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra and heads the bassoon studio at the USC Thornton School of Music, Los Angeles. She is an avid chamber musician, who enjoys collaborating with composers on new works and has had a number of works written and dedicated to her. Her recordings as a soloist and chamber musician are available on Orfeo , Albany and Ex-House Records.
Sense & Sensuality
Dark woods and gleaming cities
"Music, when soft voices die, vibrates in the memory." -Percy Bysshe Shelley
weavers of delight
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