Ivy Ringel

Ivy Ringel is the Principal Bassoon of the Atlanta Opera Orchestra. In addition to her work with the Atlanta Opera, she is the Adjunct Professor of Bassoon at Morehouse College. Additionally, she teaches bassoon in several Fulton County schools and runs a private studio in the Atlanta area. Ivy is an active freelance bassoonist across the southeast United States, performing with orchestras including the Houston Symphony, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic, Buffalo Philharmonic, and Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra.

Ivy is a passionate advocate for performing the music of our time. A recent project is founding the ensemble threeplustwo with her siblings Lowell and Evan Ringel, as well as friends David Leon and Jonah Udall. The unique quintet combines its’ members jazz, classical and folk influences to create a warm and innovative sound. Ivy is additionally a co-director of the Rossini Club, an organization based in Nantucket, MA that uses nontraditional concerts and multidisciplinary collaborations to share classical and contemporary chamber music with a wide audience.

Ivy is from Hillsborough, North Carolina, where she began studying the violin at age 5 before switching to the bassoon at age 11.  She first studied bassoon with Michael Burns, the Professor of Bassoon at UNC-Greensboro. Ivy then earned her Bachelor of Music degree and Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music, and recently graduated from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, where she earned her Master of Music degree studying with Benjamin Kamins. Her other non-musical interests include cooking, camping, reading, and attending live music shows of all genres.”


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