Fernando Traba

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Bassoon

Principal

First Season with SO: 1992

Hometown: México City, Mexico

Degrees/Colleges: Bachelor and Master of Music, Cleveland Institute of Music. Postgraduate work, The Juilliard School

Age you began playing an instrument: 11

Award / Musical Accomplishment you are most proud of: Being the only bassoonist from Mexico who has played principal bassoon for a living in 4 different countries (USA, Spain, Portugal and Mexico).

Style and make of your instrument: Heckel Bassoon from 1923

Hobbies / interests: Auto Mechanics, Cooking.

Personal Fact / Something you would like people to know about you: I love silly jokes.

My dream is to: To someday see Classical Music brought back from its endangered status and into the mainstream.