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Nanci Belmont

Bassoon

A dynamic performer and educator, bassoonist Nanci Belmont has been praised as “outstanding” by New York Classical Review. Trained and experienced in teaching artistry and community engagement, Nanci aims to cultivate meaningful relationships and relevant musical experiences through performance. She is the Second Prize winner of the 2016 Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox Competition of the International Double Reed Society and is a Performing Artist for Leitzinger Bassoons. A proponent for the music of our time, Nanci is also active in the performance and commissioning of new works for bassoon. Chamber music is an integral part of Nanci’s career, and she is frequently invited to collaborate at chamber music festivals and series throughout the United States. She is a member of The City of Tomorrow, a wind quintet dedicated to the performance and expansion of contemporary repertoire. Nanci frequently collaborates with the Lucerne Festival Contemporary Orchestra, International Contemporary Ensemble, Argento Chamber Ensemble, and Talea Ensemble. As an educator, Nanci strives to cultivate curious, lifelong learners in music. She was recently appointed as Assistant Professor of Bassoon at Louisiana State University, and previously served on faculty at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, MA. Nanci received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Stony Brook University, a Master of Music degree from Manhattan School of Music, and a Bachelor of Music degree from Florida State University. Her primary bassoon teachers include Jeff Keesecker and Frank Morelli.

Nanci Belmont
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