Adrian Morejon, bassoon
Praised for his "teeming energy" and "precise control" by the New York Times and having "every note varnished to a high gloss" by the Boston Globe, New York-based bassoonist Adrian Morejon has established himself as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral musician.
As a soloist, Morejon has appeared in New York, Boston, Vienna, Prague, Memphis, and Miami with the Talea Ensemble, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), and the Miami Symphony. Morejon will be featured in a recording of Harold Meltzer's Full Faith and Credit, double concerto for two bassoons and string orchestra, to be released by BMOP/Sound.
An active chamber musician, Morejon is a founding member of Sospiro Winds, bassoon duo Dark & Stormy, and the Gene Project, and a member of the Talea Ensemble and Metropolis Ensemble. He has appeared with the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players, the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), the St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble, the Argento Chamber Ensemble, Slee Sinfonietta, and the Sinfonietta of Riverdale, and as a guest artist with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Boston Chamber Music Society, Chamber Music Northwest, Essex Winter Series, the Portland Chamber Music Festival, and the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival.
An experienced orchestral musician, Morejon is co-principal of the IRIS Orchestra and Miami Symphony and has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Orchestra of St. Luke's, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas, the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, The Knights, and others.
Morejon was a recipient of Theodore Presser Foundation Grant, 2nd prize of the Fox-Gillet International Competition, and a shared top prize at the Moscow Conservatory International Competition. During the past summers, he has participated in many festivals, including the Monadnock Music Festival, the NJO Academy in the Netherlands, the Chamber Music Institute, Spoleto USA, the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria, the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, National Orchestra Institute, Music Academy of the West, the Verbier Festival, and FOSJA in Puerto Rico.
Morejon completed graduate studies at the Yale School of Music while studying with Frank Morelli. Prior to this, Morejon studied bassoon with Bernard Garfield and harpsichord with Lionel Party at the Curtis Institute of Music.
Morejon is currently on faculty at the Boston Conservatory, the Longy School of Music of Bard College, the Praxis Youth Leadership Orchestra, and the Composer's Conference at Wellesley College.