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Anthony Georgeson, Principal
Anthony Georgeson has held the position of principal bassoon with The Florida Orchestra since 2007. Prior to that, he was awarded a fellowship with the New World Symphony Orchestra in Miami Beach, Florida, and in 2002/03, he was acting principal bassoonist of the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra. Georgeson earned his master of music degree from The Juilliard School in New York City, studying with former TFO principal and current Los Angeles Philharmonic Principal Bassoonist Whitney Crockett. He earned his bachelor of music degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, where he was a student of Kenneth Moses.
Georgeson made his solo debut at the age of seventeen performing Weber's Bassoon Concerto with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, and he has been a featured soloist with the Madison Symphony Orchestra, the University of Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra, and the Concord Chamber Orchestra performing the bassoon concerti of Mozart, Weber, and Florida native composer Ellen Taaffe Zwilich. He lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Erin, where they enjoy cooking, entertaining, and running.
Georgeson was featured in Tampa Bay Times' Meet Your Florida Orchestra Musician series. Click here to read the article.