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Roger Soren

Roger Soren

Contrabassoon / Utility Bassoon

  • Member of the Colorado Symphony since 2011
  • Active member of the International Double Reed Society
  • Formerly taught at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, the University of Denver, and more

Bassoonist and Contrabassoonist Roger Soren (he/him) joined the Colorado Symphony in 2011, after holding positions with the Louisville Orchestra, Indianapolis and Jacksonville Symphonies.  He has also performed as a guest with many other orchestras, including the Chicago, Cincinnati, Montreal, Nashville, and Grant Park(Chicago) and Chautauqua(NY) Symphonies.

As a soloist, Roger has performed with many orchestras, including the Colorado Symphony, Louisville Orchestra, Symphony in C(NJ) and the International Double Reed Society Festival Orchestra.  In 2000, he was Contrabassoon Soloist with the Louisville Orchestra in the North American Premier of Michael Daugherty’s “Hell’s Angels”.

Roger is also an active music educator, teaching both at the Denver School of the Arts and privately at his home studio.  He formerly taught at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, University of Denver, Western Kentucky University, Bellarmine University and Florida State College in Jacksonville, and the New England Music Camp.  He has also given Master Classes and recitals at over 30 universities across the US, and at 9 International Double Reed Conferences.

Roger has recorded extensively with the Colorado, Nashville and Louisville Orchestras, and can be heard on First Edition, Naxos, Geffen, CRI, D’Note, Koch, and Bis labels.

Roger has been married to Angela Soren since 1989, and they have 3 amazing daughters.