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Philip Pandolfi

Adjunct Professor of Bassoon
Mary Pappert School of Music

School of Music 319
Phone: 412.396.6080


M.M., Bassoon Performance, Temple University, 1988
B.M., Bassoon Performance, Indiana University, 1985

Philip Pandolfi has been a member of the Pittsburgh Symphony since his appointment by Music Director Loren Maazel in 1995. After undergraduate studies at Indiana University and a Master's degree from Temple University, Mr. Pandolfi was among those selected from over one thousand applicants for the inaugural season of the New World Symphony, in 1988. He spent three seasons in the Miami-based ensemble, performing in the U.S., South America and Europe.

Prior to his position in the PSO, Mr. Pandolfi spent two seasons each in the Montreal Symphony and the Florida Orchestra (Tampa), and has also performed with the Cleveland, Chicago and St. Louis orchestras. He has been Principal Bassoonist of the Peninsula Music Festival in Door County, WI, since 1998.

A busy chamber musician in Miami, Tampa and Montreal, Mr. Pandolfi has performed locally with the Pittsburgh Chamber Music Project, the Shadyside Concert series, and on numerous faculty recitals at Duquesne and Carnegie Mellon. He has also been a featured soloist in PSO Chamber Orchestra and Community Outreach, Peninsula Music Festival, and New World Symphony performances.