Stefanie Przybylska is The Santa Fe Symphony’s principal bassoonist. She recently appeared as a featured soloist with The Symphony as well as the New Mexico Symphony in works by Mozart and John Williams. Before moving to New Mexico, Stefanie was active as a freelance musician in Chicago where she performed frequently with the Chicago Symphony, both in the United States and on tour.
While still an undergraduate student at the Juilliard School in New York City she was selected by national audition to participate at the Marlboro Music Festival in Vermont, under whose auspices she has both toured and recorded. Closer to home she has performed with the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, the Placitas Artist Series, and at the Church of Beethoven in Albuquerque, and was a founding member of the Bosque Bassoon Band, a group dedicated to performing chamber music informally at schools, hospitals, and growers’ markets.
In addition to these activities Stefanie enjoys teaching both her bassoon students and coaching her woodwind chamber music students for the Albuquerque Youth Symphony program. Along with her Labrador retriever Rio, she is active as a member of the Southwest Canine Corps of Volunteers, a pet therapy group which serves hospitals and libraries throughout the Albuquerque area.
The premiere of Guillermo Figueroa as The Symphony’s Principal Conductor arrives—a new maestro in the new year!
Sibelius’s Finlandia, Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto featuring Stefanie Przybylska, and Brahms’s Symphony No. 4 in E minor,