Samantha Brenner, bassoon


    Samantha Brenner, originally from Brooklyn NY, was the Principal Bassoonist of the Mexico City Philharmonic and Mineria Symphony Orchestra from 2011-2018. This past year she was Acting Principal Bassoonist with the Auckland Philharmonic in New Zealand.
    Before her time in Mexico, she was Acting Principal Bassoonist with the National Philharmonic in the Washington D.C. area. While there Brenner performed with several groups such as the Baltimore Symphony, Alexandria Symphony and Fairfax Symphony.
    Since moving to New Mexico, she has performed with the New Mexico Philharmonic, Colorado Springs Philharmonic and Las Cruces Symphony.
    Brenner was a finalist in the IDRS Fox Gillet International Bassoon Competition and co-winner of the Meg Quigley Bassoon competition.
    She received her Masters of Music from the University of Maryland and her Bachelors from the Manhattan School of Music.