Praised for her “warmth and composure” (Wichita Eagle), baroque bassoonist Stephanie Corwin has established herself at the forefront of emerging artists. With enthusiasm for music of both the past and present, Stephanie plays extensively on historical and modern bassoons. As a soloist, she was named the inaugural winner of the Meg Quigley Vivaldi Bassoon Competition and was a semifinalist in the 2007 Ima Hogg Young Artists Competition. Stephanie enjoys performing with a wide array of ensembles, including the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the American Classical Orchestra, Handel and Haydn Society, Cambridge Concentus, Opera Lafayette, the Aulos Ensemble, REBEL, Arcadia Players, Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra, and the Classical Music Consort (Toronto). Stephanie has appeared at the Mostly Mozart Festival, Washington Square Music Festival, Staunton Music Festival, Yellow Barn Music Festival, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Spoleto Festival USA, and with the National Repertory Orchestra.
Born and raised in Marietta, Georgia, Stephanie pursued her undergraduate studies at Davidson College. Under the tutelage of Frank Morelli, Stephanie received her M.M. from Yale University and her D.M.A. from Stony Brook University. Stephanie also holds a Performer Diploma in historical bassoons from Indiana University’s Early Music Institute, where she studied with Michael McCraw.
Along with harpsichordist Hsuan-Wen Chen, Stephanie is a co-founder of The Soul's Delight, a period instrument chamber ensemble that employs various combinations of strings, winds, and voices in its exploration of 18th century music. Stephanie is also a member of Le Tourbillon (Jason Wang, tenor; Graham St-Laurent, oboe; Andrus Madsen, harpsichord), an ensemble that plays with the vivacity evoked by its name, "the whirlwind."
(Stephanie Corwin will join New Trinity Baroque for the first time in concert in December of 2010, in the program "Baroque Candlelight Christmas.")