David DeBolt

David DeBolt, bassoon, is Professor of Music at Kent State University. He performs there with the Kent Wind Quintet/Quartet, and the Kent Camerata, a vocal instrumental ensemble that has concertized in Germany, Italy, France, Ireland, China, and Canada as well as in many areas of the United States. His solo CD’s, “David DeBolt – Bassoon Music of 20th Century America” (Crystal CD347) and “A Musical Painting Comes to Life” (Crystal D841) are winning critical praise.

“DeBolt is an exemplary bassoonist. His tone is rich and vibrant, yet flexible. His technique is flawless, and his musical instincts are sure and responsive.” (All Classical Guide)

Formerly principal bassoonist of the Kansas City Philharmonic, Tulsa, Birmingham, and Sante Fe Opera orchestras, DeBolt studied bassoon with Bernard Garfield, Harold Goltzer, and with George Wilson at Ohio State University, where he earned degrees.

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