Louisa Slosar

2017 Round Top Music Festival

Louisa Slosar
Bassoon
Lawrence, KS
University of Kansas
Ms. Slosar began bassoon study at the age of eleven with Suzanne Nelsen of the Boston Symphony Orchestra while serving as principal of the New England Conservatory’s Youth Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of renowned conductor and pedagogue Benjamin Zander. At NEC, she was awarded the Woodwind Chamber Music Prize as well as the Youth Philharmonic Orchestra prize, recognizing the most outstanding musicianship in the orchestra.

Winner of several competitions in New England, Ms. Slosar has been invited to perform a diverse solo repertoire, including concerto collaborations with the Lexington Symphony Orchestra and the Princeton University Orchestra. She has served as guest musician in a number of professional chamber ensembles and is currently a substitute bassoonist for the Kansas City Symphony.

Master classes with Daniel Matsukawa, Christopher Millard and Harrison Hollingsworth have been important musical influences for Ms. Slosar, in addition to her summer studies under Jeff Robinson at the Chautauqua Institution Music School and Martin Kuuskmann at the Maine Chamber Music Seminar at Snow Pond.

Pursuing interests in the Baroque Period and historically informed performance practice, Ms. Slosar has participated in the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute, where she began her study of baroque bassoon with Dominic Teresi.

Ms. Slosar currently studies with Eric Stomberg.