Argentine bassoonist Ezequiel Fainguersch has been carving new paths for the bassoon as a solo instrument by bringing to our attention many undiscovered marvels of South American composers. His first solo CD, featuring music by Villa-Lobos, Piazzola, Siqueira, and a world premiere by Gerardo Dirié received rave reviews by top critics of the woodwind world. "If this CD is indicative of what he can do, then I predict his future will be bright indeed,"- Ronald Klimko- Journal of the Double Reed Society.
His new solo CD "Tradiciones y Variantes" is dedicated to the extremely beautiful folk music of Argentina. and will be performed in 2015 during a series of concerts in Europe and Latin America.
Ezequiel Fainguersch is co-principal bassoon of the prestigious Teatro Colón Opera House Orchestra in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is Professor of Bassoon at the Universidad Nacional de las Artes, Buenos Aires and the Conservatorio Superior de Múscia de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires "Astor Piazzolla". He also is a faculty member at the Academia Orquestal of the Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colón and woodwind instructor at the "Orquesta Sinfonica Juvenil Nacional Jose de San Martin".
Fainguersch has served as principal bassoon of the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Nations, Germany, Chamber Orchestra of the State of Cyprus, and the Philharmonic Orchestra of Santiago de Chile; and was invited to sit principal in the Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de Sao Paulo, Brazil, Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de Mexico and the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, among others.
For many years he was professor of bassoon at the Universidad Católica de Chile and bassoon instructor of the "Fundacion de Orquestas Juveniles e Infantiles de Chile," leading seminars and master classes throughout the country. Along with clarinetist Jorge Montilla and pianist Juvenal Correa-Salas, Ezequiel Fainguersch is a charter member of the Latin American chamber group Taku. He is also a founding member of Ensemble Liquido, a modular ensemble dedicated solely to the performance and circulation of contemporary music of the Americas.
Fainguersch was awarded many prestigious scholarships such as the "Fulbright Scholarship", the "Anthony and Olympia Barbera Music Scholarship," and the "Music Scholarship Foundation Antorchas." At Indiana University, he was honored as being the second bassoonist in the institution's history to receive an Artist's Diploma. His teachers have included Kim Walker, Nancy Goeres, Noel Devos, and Guillermo Roura. He attended Indiana University, Carnegie Mellon University, and the "Conservatorio Nacional Superior de Musica Carlos Lopez Buchardo, today "Departamentos de Artes Musicales y Sonoras de la Universidad Nacional de las Artes".