Toni Lipton, bassoon
Bassoonist Toni Lipton Temple was a member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in New York City from 1979 until 2008.
A full scholarship student at the Eastman School of Music, she also studied at Temple University and was the recipient of the C.D. Jackson Prize at the Berkshire Music Festival at Tanglewood.
Lipton has participated in numerous chamber music festivals around the country including the Grand Teton Music Festival, North Country Chamber Players. MET Chamber Ensemble, and Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival.
Since leaving the MET she has served on the faculty of the Bel Canto Institute in Florence, Italy, and has performed in New Mexico with the New Mexico Woodwind Quintet, Serenata of Santa Fe, Santa Fe Symphony, New Mexico Symphony, Santa Fe Pro Musica, Canticum Nova, and Santa Fe Opera Orchestra.