Richard Ranti, bassoon
Richard Ranti, bassoon, joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra at the start of the 1989-90 season; he is Associate Principal Bassoon of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Principal Bassoon of the Boston Pops Orchestra. Born in Montreal, Mr. Ranti started bassoon at age ten, studying with Sidney Rosenberg and David Carroll. After graduating from Interlochen Arts Academy, he studied with Sol Schoenbach at the Curtis Institute of Music. At the age of nineteen he won the Second Bassoon position in the Philadelphia Orchestra; he spent six years with that orchestra, the last as Acting Associate Principal. A 1982 Fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center, Mr. Ranti has also participated in the Spoleto and Marlboro Festivals. He won second prize in the 1982 Toulon International Bassoon Competition and is the recipient of two Canada Council grants. Mr. Ranti is a founding member of the Walden Chamber Players.