William Winstead*

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Winstead is the principal bassoonist of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. The performer and recording artist is also a bassoon professor at the University of Cincinnati College - Conservatory of Music. His compositions were premiered by the Pittsburgh Symphony and Philadelphia Orchestra. He has made guest artist appearances at the Marlboro Music Festival, Aspen and Spoleto Festival of Two Worlds, and is featured as a recitalist and concerto soloist in both North America and Europe. A former bassoon professor at the Oberlin Conservatory, Florida State and West Virginia Universities, Winstead has also served as president of the International Double Reed Society. Winstead has been on the Sarasota Music Festival faculty since 1987.