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Wilfred Roberts

Wilfred Roberts

Adjunct Professor, Bassoon

Wilfred Roberts is one of today’s premier bassoonists. Internationally recognized for his consummate artistry, Roberts has been principal bassoon of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra since 1965. He graduated with highest honors from Oberlin Conservatory and also studied at the Mozarteum Academy in Salzburg, Austria. Before beginning his career in the United States, he served as principal bassoon of the Camerata Academica Orchestra of Salzburg, touring throughout Europe and recording on the Deutsche Grammophone label. Recent examples of his extremely lyrical yet strong style and exceptional control of the instrument can be heard on extensive recordings with the Dallas Symphony on the RCA, Telarc, Angel, Pro Arte, Dorian, and Delos labels. Throughout his career, in national and international tours, his playing has been referred to as that which represents the top of his profession. He is on the faculty of Southern Methodist University and has served on the faculties of North Texas State University, the University of Indiana, and the University of Michigan School of Music. He has performed in various leading summer festivals of music throughout his career.

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