Dominic Teresi bassoon

Helicon Performances

Symposium 115 - Bach’s Collegium
Symposium 103 - “Gloria and Furore” Music of the Italian Baroque

A native of California, Dominic Teresi is principal bassoon of Tafelmusik Orchestra and Carmel Bach Festival. He works regularly with Boston Early Music Festival and has also appeared with Le Concert d’Astrée, Philharmonia Baroque and Arion among others. Dedicated to chamber music collaboration, he is a member of two 17th-century-focused ensembles, Quicksilver and Chiaroscuro; a resident faculty ensemble, Juilliard Baroque; the wind band Symphonie des Dragons and also plays with Toronto Consort.

In demand on dulcian, baroque, classical and modern bassoon, his playing has been described as “reminding us of the expressive powers of the bassoon” (The Globe and Mail), “breath-stopping…managing to plumb every technical trick while also shaping the music with great skill” (Toronto Star), “supple…lively and graceful” (New York Times) and “particularly elegant” (The Boston Musical Intelligenser). Mr. Teresi was invited to be a featured artist on CBC Radio’s New Generation Series, where he performed a nationally broadcast radio concert of bassoon concertos and sonatas. He has appeared as a concerto soloist in London, Barcelona, Madrid, Lisbon, Toronto, New York City and California.

Recent recordings include Grammy-nominated projects with Boston Early Music Festival, chamber recordings with Quicksilver, Four Centuries of Bach and Chatham Baroque and Juno nominated and award-winning projects with Tafelmusik, including an acclaimed recording of Fasch’s bassoon concerto in c minor on Tafelmusik’s Concerti Virtuosi CD.

Mr. Teresi is a faculty member of The Juilliard School, where he teaches in the Historical Performance Department. He also teaches at Oberlin’s Baroque Performance Institute and the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute, and has given masterclasses at University of Wisconsin-Madison, Oberlin and Puerto Rico Conservatory. He holds degrees from Yale University (M.M. and A.D. in modern bassoon) and did doctoral studies at Indiana University.