Shelley Monroe Huang, bassoon
Bassoonist and contrabassoonist Shelley Monroe Huang performs regularly across the United States and in China. Praised by the New York Times for "playing with superb agility and accuracy and with a full-bodied, chocolatey sound" Shelley has appeared as soloist with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, Eastman Philharmonia, and New Music New Haven. As a concert bassoonist and contrabassoonist, Shelley has performed with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, American Composers Orchestra, and the Charlotte, Albany, New Haven, Princeton, and Delaware symphony orchestras. Before completing her doctorate at SUNY Stony Brook under the tutelage of Frank Morelli, Shelley earned degrees from the Eastman and Yale schools of music. In recent years, Shelley has also appeared as contrabassoon fellow at the Aspen Music Festival, and as bassoon fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center and the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival. She is also an avid contemporary musician, recently performing Sofia Gubaidulina's Concerto for Bassoon and Low Strings, and giving the world premieres of Huang Ruo's Wind Blows... and Book of the Forgotten.