Frank Morelli

Frank Morelli


First Bassoonist awarded Juilliard DMA, Carnegie Hall soloist 9 times. Performed at last White House State Dinner of Clinton Presidency. Co-principal, Orpheus Chamber Orch,, former Principal NYC Opera (27 years.) Faculty: Juilliard, Yale, MSM and SUNY Stony Brook. 170+ CDs include MSR Classics solo CDs From the Heart, Romance and Caprice, Bassoon Brasilerio and Baroque Fireworks. Gramaphone Magazine: “Morelli’s playing is a joy to behold.” American Records Guide: “the playing… is as good as it gets.” Orpheus CD “Shadow Dances” featuring Frank Morelli, Grammy winner, 2 Grammy’s backing up jazz legend Wayne Shorter. Member, Windscape quintet in residence MSM. Compiled the celebrated excerpt book, “Stravinsky: Difficult Passages for Bassoon”, Boosey&Hawkes. Many transcriptions published by TrevCo. His landmark edition of the “First Complete Weissenborn Method & Studies op. 8, vols 1&2”, Carl Fischer Pub., now in print. Frank Morelli plays a Leitzinger bassoon exclusively.

“Reimagined” Christian W. Petersen meets Antonio Vivaldi Concerto in g RV 531 with Paraphrase in g

How to Improve Orchestral Excerpts You’ve Practiced Way Too Much!

Education Room

It is too common for bassoonists to repeatedly practice orchestral excerpts in their entirety.  Dr. Morelli will demonstrate how to “deconstruct” the most familiar excerpts, focusing upon particular challenges to improve performance and consistency, while avoiding becoming numbed by over repetition.  At least one month before the class, participants will consult with Dr. Morelli to […]