Argentinian-born bassoonist Julia Harguindey joined the Nashville Symphony as principal bassoon at the beginning of the 2016–17 season, and she also serves as principal bassoon for The Santa Fe Opera Orchestra. Ms. Harguindey has performed extensively as guest principal bassoon with Les Violons du Roy, and she’s been guest principal bassoon for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. Previously, she played with the Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra.
Ms. Harguindey was the first-prize winner in the woodwind category at the 2015 Prix d’Europe, the second-prize winner at the 2014 OSM Standard Life Competition, and a recipient of the 2012 and 2014 Sylva Gelber Music Foundation Award. She’s toured with the Pacific Music Festival, Curtis Symphony Orchestra, and Orchestra of the Americas.
After immigrating to Canada in 1991, Ms. Harguindey studied at the Conservatoire de musique du Québec à Montréal and, later, at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. Her teachers have included Daniel Matsukawa, Mathieu Harel, and Eugene Izotov.