Kristin Wolfe Jensen
University of Texas-Austin Butler School of Music
“...She has simply turned in the finest-played bassoon recital I have ever heard... She obviously sees tone quality as the foundation for her fluent technique... Ms. Jensen could teach a lot about musicality to a number of famous violinists…” - the American Record Guide said of Bassoonist Kristin Wolfe Jensen’s solo CD Shadings. Ms. Jensen is on the faculty at the University of Texas at Austin Butler School of Music and the Round Top Festival Institute and plays Principal Bassoon with the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra in Houston. Ms. Jensen has a number of acclaimed solo and chamber music CD releases, including her most recent, Parables and Reflections, bassoon music of Virko Baley, on the TNC label. Ms. Jensen is Co-director of the biennial Meg Quigley Vivaldi Competition (www.mqvc.org) for young women bassoonists from the Americas, hosting an educational bassoon symposium along with the competition. An esteemed pedagogue, she has given guest recitals and master classes at many major American music schools and her former UT students hold major orchestral positions and university teaching positions around the country. Her online bassoon method, Music and the Bassoon (www.musicandthebassoon.org), provides an innovative, multimedia approach to learning bassoon.
Kristin is an alumna of Round Top Festival Institute (1990-1992).