Bassoonist Hazel Malcolmson is a Boston area freelancer, the Principal Bassoon of the Orchestra of Indian Hill and the Second Bassoon of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería (Mexico City, Mexico). She has performed as a guest with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops, The Florida Orchestra (Tampa, FL), Charleston Symphony Orchestra (Charleston, SC), A Far Cry, Rhode Island Philharmonic, Boston Lyric Opera, Odyssey Opera, Emmanuel Music, Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, Springfield Symphony Orchestra, and Radius Ensemble.  Hazel soloed in Richard Strauss’s Duet Concertino with Symphony Nova, in the U.S. premiere of Marc André’s da für Fagott und Ensemble with Ensemble Moto Perpetuo, and can be heard as the principal bassoonist in Mohammed Fairouz’s Sumeida’s Song with Mimesis Ensemble on the Bridge Records label.

She has coached the bassoon students with the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras and the University of Southern Maine Music Academy, has acted as the Instructor of Bassoon at the University of Connecticut and teaches privately.  Hazel received a master’s degree from the New England Conservatory and her bachelor’s degree from The Juilliard School and spent summers participating in Kent Blossom Music, Pacific Music Festival, National Repertory Orchestra and Music Academy of the West. Her major teachers include Richard Ranti, Judith LeClair, David Carroll, and Gregg Henegar.

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