Ted Soluri has been principal bassoon of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra since 2015. Prior to his appointment, he held the same position with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and The Santa Fe Opera Orchestra.
Soluri has made numerous solo appearances, including in Mozart’s Concerto for Bassoon in B-flat Major, K. 191; Weber’s Bassoon Concerto in F Major and Andante and Hungarian Rondo; David’s Concertino; R. Strauss’s Duett-Concertino; Andriessen’s Concertino; and Michael Daugherty’s Dead Elvis. In 2014, Soluri performed Marc Neikrug’s Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, which co-commissioned the work. He also performed a concerto he commissioned from Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate called Ghost of the White Deer with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in 2020.
In 2017, Soluri released his debut CD, Sempre Libera, which features opera arias for bassoon and piano and stems from Soluri’s great love of the voice and of operatic repertoire in particular. In 2022, he releases his second recording, Songs of Late Season, which features French music for bassoon and harp.
In the fall of 2019, Soluri began teaching at Southern Methodist University. Prior to that, he taught at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. Soluri has also given master classes at Florida State, Northwestern, and McGill universities and at the Eastman School of Music, University of Wisconsin, University of Michigan, and New World Symphony orchestral academy. He’s also, on two occasions, been a featured faculty member of The Glickman Popkin Bassoon Camp.
Ted Soluri received his bachelor-of-music degree from Florida State University and his master-of-music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music. He’s a Fox Artist and plays a red-maple Fox Model 601.
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