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Ted Soluri

Ted Soluri has been the principal bassoonist of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra since 2015, a position he previously held with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and the Santa Fe Opera.

Mr. Soluri’s solo appearances include Mozart’s Concerto for Bassoon; Carl Maria von Weber’s Bassoon Concerto and Andante and Hungarian Rondo; Ferdinand David’s Concertino; Richard Strauss’ Duett-concertino for clarinet, bassoon, strings and harp; Michael Daugherty’s Dead Elvis; Franz Josef Haydn’s Sinfonia concertante; and Jurien Andriessen’s Concertino. Additionally, he has been honored to perform concertos commissioned for him from composers Marc Neikrug (Concerto for bassoon) and Jerod Tate (Ghost of the White Deer). He was also responsible for the commission of a work for the principal woodwinds of the Dallas Symphony by composer Sean Sheppard which will be premiered in May 2025. Additionally, in a future season, Mr. Soluri will perform the U.S. Premier of Geoffrey Gordon’s bassoon concerto, Anima Mia.

In 2017, Mr. Soluri’s first album Sempre Libera was released on Azica Records.  The album is a collection of opera arias arranged for bassoon and piano. 2024 will see the release of his second album, songs of late season, featuring French music for bassoon and harp with fellow DSO musician, Emily Levin.

Throughout his career Mr. Soluri has participated in numerous music festivals including the Solti Orchestral Project with Georg Solti at Carnegie Hall, the National Orchestral Institute, the National Repertory Orchestra, the Grand Tetons Music Festival, Lakes Area Music Festival, the Grant Park Music Festival as well as the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. Additionally, Mr. Soluri has made recital or concerto appearances at numerous International Double Reed Society conferences since 2006.

In the fall of 2019, Mr. Soluri began a teaching post at Southern Methodist University. Prior to this appointment he taught at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University.  Mr. Soluri has also presented master classes at schools across North America including The Florida State University, the Eastman School of Music, The University of Wisconsin,  Lawrence University, the University of Michigan, Northwestern University, McGill University, and the New World Symphony. He has also been featured faculty at the Glickman-Popkin Bassoon Camp.

Mr. Soluri received his Bachelor of Music degree from The Florida State University and his Master of Music degree from The Cleveland Institute of Music.  His teachers were John Hunt, Jeffrey Keesecker and David McGill.  Along side his bassoon teachers, Mr. Soluri credits soprano Maria Callas as one of his great musical inspirations. 

Instrument: Fox Model 601

For more information, visit www.tedsoluri.com

About the Artist's Instrument

When I selected my bassoon I needed a change for projection concerns and the 601 checked off a lot of boxes for me. What drew me to it most was its flexibility and presence of sound.

Fox Artist Ted Soluri

Principal Bassoonist, Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Features

  • Hand-selected and aged red maple body with mahogany finish
  • Silver-plated keys, posts, bands, and boot cap
  • Traditional cut
  • German bell ring (synthetic ivory)
  • Lining in wing joint and small bore of boot
  • Body lock
  • Palm guard
  • Pancake guard
  • Neck strap ring
  • Cork wrapped tenons

Keywork

  • Full German key system
  • Rotary style right hand whisper key lock
  • Double high E key
  • High D key
  • High A bridge to whisper key
  • Ring key for left hand third finger
  • Double roller pancake key
  • Right thumb A♭-B♭ trill
  • Low C extension
  • Low C♯ thumb mechanism
  • Rollers for left little finger E♭ and D♭
  • Rollers for left thumb whisper key and C♯
  • Rollers for left thumb low C and D
  • Rollers for right little finger F and A♭
  • Rollers for right thumb B♭, F♯, and A♭
  • Right hand E♭ Trill
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