Musician Profiles

Paul Rafanelli

Bassoonist Paul Rafanelli has been a member of the Seattle Symphony and Opera Orchestra since 1992.

He was previously a member of the Charleston (SC) Symphony Orchestra, and has performed in Italy with the Festival dei Due Mondi, and in the USA with the Grand Teton, Spoleto, Waterloo and Britt Festivals.

Mr. Rafanelli has been a concerto soloist with the Seattle Symphony and the Northwest Chamber Orchestra, and has appeared with Music of Remembrance, Seattle Chamber Players, Quake Ensemble, Icicle Creek Music Festival (Leavenworth, WA) and the Satori Wind Quintet (NYC).

He is a native of Seattle, WA and has since 1997 been the bassoon instructor at University of Puget Sound. Mr. Rafanelli received his education from the University of Washington, the Manhattan School of Music, and the Juilliard School.
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