“Like other musicians around the world, I find myself socially distancing at home right now. Though I’ve missed performing for others, it has been wonderful to get to spend some quality time with my somewhat new Leizinger Model I bassoon (I’ve had it since September 2019), reading beautiful music just for fun! This is a video of Bach Cello Suite 1 BWV 1007, Menuet I-II, recorded from my home in New York City”.
Nanci Belmont April 2020
Praised as “Outstanding” by the New York Classical Review, bassoonist Nanci Belmont is the Second Prize winner of the 2016 Gillet-Fox Competition of the International Double Reed Society. A proponent of the music of our time, she is a member of The City of Tomorrow, a wind quintet dedicated to the performance and expansion of contemporary repertoire. She has performed with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, New York City Ballet, International Contemporary Ensemble, and Talea Ensemble, and has enjoyed additional performances with the Charleston, Princeton, and Cape Cod Symphony Orchestras. Nanci was a 2012-2014 Fellow of Ensemble Connect (formerly Ensemble ACJW), and serves on faculty at the Longy School of Music of Bard College and Molloy College.