Professor Rosalind Buda

  • M.M., New England Conservatory of Music
  • B.M., The University of Iowa

Bassoonist Rosalind Buda is an active chamber musician, orchestral musician, and teacher. She performs with and works as Project Manager for the acclaimed chamber music collective Pan Harmonia. As an orchestral musician, Buda is second bassoonist with the Spartanburg Philharmonic and performs throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee, with the Asheville Symphony, Johnson City Symphony, Brevard Philharmonic, Hendersonville Symphony, and Gardner-Webb University Orchestra. Previously, Rosalind has performed with the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony, the Rome Festival Orchestra in Rome, Italy, the Lowell House Opera, Cambridge, MA, The Neponset Valley Philharmonic, Boston, MA, and Lausitzer Opernsommer opera orchestra in Cottbus, Germany.

As bassoonist for Pan Harmonia, Buda has performed innovative and exciting solo and ensemble programs throughout the region. Recent program highlights include Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring for 13 players, the Stravinsky Octet, a program titled “Baroque Vibes” for flute, bassoon, harpsichord, and vibraphone, and a new program of Celtic and Baroque music with renowned harpsichordist Barbara Weiss and piper EJ Jones.

Rosalind Buda is a graduate of the New England Conservatory where she earned her Master's Degree while studying with Boston Symphony Orchestra Principal, Richard Svoboda. She received her Bachelor's Degree from the University of Iowa where she studied with Benjamin Coelho.

Buda loves to work with young students, and operates her own private teaching studio in Asheville. She teaches at Mars Hill University's summer music camp and leads students in masterclasses, reed making, and chamber ensembles. As a proponent of chamber music for young people, Rosalind has produced two GeneratioNext concerts that provide an opportunity for students to participate in professionally coached ensembles. Buda led a bassoon quartet in 2014 and two woodwind quintets and a woodwind trio for these concerts in 2015. The chamber ensemble coaching projects were funded by a grant from the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation in 2015, the Ryan Lee Mohn Foundation in 2014, and supported by Pan Harmonia.

Outside of classical bassoon, Rosalind pursues her interest in traditional and modern Scottish/Celtic/world music. She plays traditional reed instruments including highland bagpipes, Scottish smallpipes and Breton bombard. She plays with the band Brizeus, with Scottish fiddler Jamie Laval, and with the Medieval music ensemble Istanpitta.