Adjunct Professor, Bassoon
BM (performance) The Florida State University
MM (performance) The Cleveland Institute of Music
Theodore Soluri has been the principal bassoonist of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra since 2004. Prior to this appointment, he held the same position with the Canton Symphony Orchestra (Ohio), the Akron Symphony Orchestra, and the Wheeling Symphony (West Virginia). Mr. Soluri is also the principal bassoonist of the Santa Fe Opera.
As a soloist, Mr. Soluri has performed numerous works, including Mozart's Concerto for Bassoon, Carl Maria von Weber's Bassoon Concerto, Ferdinand David's Concertino, Richard Strauss's Duett-concertino, and Michael Daugherty's Dead Elvis.
Mr. Soluri has performed at many music festivals including the National Repertory Orchestra, the National Orchestral Institute, The Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute, the Solti Orchestral Project at Carnegie Hall, the Grand Teton Music Festival, and the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival.
Mr. Soluri has performed with the Cleveland Orchestra, and the Grant Park Orchestra among others. He was also invited to play with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on their East Coast tour in 2005 and has played with them several times since.
In the summer of 2006, Mr. Soluri was invited to perform two recitals at the International Double Reed Society (IDRS) Conference in Muncie, IN. He also performed at the IDRS conference in the summer of 2010 in Norman, OK and will be performing at the 2011 conference in Tempe, AZ.
Mr. Soluri received his Bachelor of Music degree from The Florida State University and his Master of Music degree from The Cleveland Institute of Music. He plays Fox bassoons and owns a 101 and red maple 601. Mr. Soluri is a Fox Artist.