Philip Pandolfi, basson
Born in Boston and raised in Milwaukee and St. Louis, bassoonist Philip Pandolfi has been a member of the Pittsburgh Symphony since 1995. After undergraduate studies at Indiana University and a Master's degree from Temple University, Mr. Pandolfi was selected from over one thousand applicants for the inaugural season of the New World Symphony in 1988. He spent three seasons in the Miami-based ensemble, performing in the U.S., South America, and Europe.
Prior to his appointment to the PSO, Mr. Pandolfi spent two seasons each in the Montreal Symphony and the Florida Orchestra (Tampa), and has also performed with the Chicago and St. Louis symphony orchestras. He has been with the Peninsula Music Festival since 1996, and Principal Bassoon since 1998.
A busy chamber musician in Miami, Tampa, and Montreal, Mr. Pandolfi has appeared on the Shadyside Concert Series, with the Pittsburgh Chamber Music Project, and on numerous faculty recitals at Duquesne University and Carnegie Mellon.
Mr. Pandolfi has appeared as soloist with the Indiana University Philharmonic, the New World Symphony, the Peninsula Music Festival, and the Pittsburgh Symphony's Chamber Orchestra series and Community Outreach concerts.