Emelia Banninger is a bassoonist recently returned to the Central Coast of California. She holds a Bachelors of Arts from California Polytechnic State University and a Master is Arts in Bassoon performance from the Royal Academy of Music, London. She studied Bassoon under John Orford, Amy Harman, and Lisa Nauful and studied contrabassoon under Simon Estell and Fraser Gordon.
Some of Emelia’s main performances include Elliot Carter’s Asko Concerto with the London Sinfonietta academy, Mozart’s Don Giovanni with the Royal Academy Opera, solo bassoon concertos with both the California Polytechnic State University Wind Ensemble and the California Polytechnic State University Symphony, the Royal Academy Sainsbury Soloist Showcase, as well as multiple performances with the Royal Academy Symphonic Orchestra and the Royal Academy Symphonic Winds.
When she’s not busy scraping reeds, Emelia fills her time gardening, quilting, and hiking, and she’s most likely to be found near the beach soaking up the sun.
You can visit Emelia’s website here.