Current position(s): Principal Bassoon for Dallas Symphony Orchestra since 2015
Previous position(s): Principal Bassoon for Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (11 years) and Principal Bassoon for Santa Fe Opera (9 years)
Solo appearances: Mozart’s Concerto for Bassoon in Bb major, KV. 191, and Carl Maria von Weber’s Bassoon Concerto in F major and Andante and Hungarian Rondo, among others; two recitals at the IDRS conference in Muncie, IN
Notable performances/accomplishments: Soluri is a regular performer at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. In 2005, he toured with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra to Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and NYC’s Carnegie Hall.
Commentary from critics: “He approached the speedy, highly ornamented outer movements from a high place. Soluri made this music sound like elegant, pleasant play, a celebration of the instrument’s possibilities, and never like a struggle.” -- Tom Strini, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Education: Bachelor of Music from Florida State; Master of Music from Cleveland Institute of Music
Teaching Opportunities: Masterclasses at Florida State University, Eastman School of Music, Ball State University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Lawrence University, and Glickman-Popkin Bassoon Camp