Judith Farmer, bassoon


Bassoonist Judith Farmer is the Principal Bassoon of the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra and a long-standing member of the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra. She was formerly the Principal Bassoon of the Austrian Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Camerata Academica Salzburg under Sandor Vegh. Critically acclaimed in the United States and Europe (“impeccable”American Record Guide; “masterly” Fanfare; “brilliant” Kronenzeitung, Austria), Judy has appeared as a soloist at the Salzburg Festival and has participated in chamber music festivals in Prussia Cove (UK), Martha’s Vineyard and La Jolla. She has also performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and is an active studio musician, playing on countless motion picture sountracks and recordings with artists such as Daft Punk, Josh Groban, Billy Childs, Barbra Streisand and Neil Young. Judy is a member of the faculty at the University of Southern California where she teaches bassoon and chamber music.