Recently appointed Principal Bassoon for the Michigan Philharmonic, Alex Carlucci is an active orchestral player, chamber musician and soloist in Michigan and the Midwest. In concert, he has appeared with the Adrian and Jackson Symphonies as well as in Washington, DC, as a member of the Washington Chamber Orchestra. An advocate for new music, he has recently performed in events for New Music Detroit with the AEPEX Contemporary Performance ensemble and in concerts with the SONAR New Music ensemble in Baltimore, MD, and the Occasional Symphony of Baltimore. Mr. Carlucci’s interests in music of the twenty-first century have also led to frequent premieres of new works with the Peabody Camerata New Music Ensemble and frequent collaborations with emerging American composers in chamber music and solo bassoon premieres in the Mid-Atlantic Region. As a member of the Washington Chamber Orchestra, Mr. Carlucci can be heard in recordings with Centaur Records and on the Naxos label under the direction of Baltimore Symphony conductor Marin Alsop performing works by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Kevin Puts. Mr. Carlucci earned a Master of Music degree from the University of Michigan where he was a graduate fellow studying with Jeffrey Lyman. Mr. Carlucci previously studied with Phillip Kolker of the Baltimore Symphony, earning a Bachelor of Music degree at the Peabody Institute of Music while simultaneously completing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Natural Sciences with concentrations in Biophysics at the Johns Hopkins University. His scientific pursuits have led him to publish research studying heart arrhythmias as well as an iPhone application to diagnose atrial fibrillation.
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