Rémy Taghavi is an active performer and educator in New York City. His interests span classical, jazz, and popular music. Originally from St. Paul, he has performed, toured, and recorded as a bassoonist with numerous groups and festivals across the U.S., Canada, Ecuador, and Japan. He recently co-founded the Annapolis (Md.) Chamber Music Festival. He has played with the American Youth Symphony, the New York Symphonic Ensemble, Contemporaneous, and ensemble mise-en, and has been an associate member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. In 2016 he was awarded a fellowship with Ensemble Connect, a two-year program of Carnegie Hall, Juilliard, the Weill Music Institute, and the New York City Department of Education that includes performance, teaching, and career development. This past year he performed the Mozart Bassoon Concerto with the Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra as a concerto competition winner. Taghavi teaches music production as a faculty in the Evening Division at Juilliard. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Southern California, received a Master’s degree from Juilliard, and is a DMA candidate at Stony Brook University. His primary teachers include Frank Morelli, Judith Farmer, and Norbert Nielubowski.