Juilliard Event: Primary and High School - Ben Moermond, Bassoon
Ben Moermond will be spending Wednesday 7th March at our Primary School and Thursday the 8th at High School. During the day Ben will be delivering various workshops and inspiring our students with his expertise. Ben will also be performing two concerts which parents are invited to attend. The first is at 3pm on Wednesday in the Drama Studio on Primary campus. If you would like to attend this please complete the Google form which was emailed to you before half term.
The second concert will take place on Thursday at 1pm in the Atrium, High School campus. You do not need to book for this so please come along and enjoy the world class music.
‘Benjamin Moermond has been principal bassoon with the Hong Kong Philharmonic since joining in 2010. He is an active teacher and performer in Hong Kong and throughout the region. As a soloist with the HKPhil he has performed Haydn's Sinfonia Concertante, Telemann's Double Concerto for Bassoon and Recorder, and Mozart's Bassoon Concerto. As an educator Ben has been on faculty for Chinese University of Hong Kong, and the Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts.
Prior to moving to Hong Kong Benjamin completed his studies at The Juilliard School of New York under the tutelage of Judith LeClair. He was an active chamber musician with PUFF! woodwind quintet and toured extensively in the summers with festivals including Pacific Music Festival, Lucerne Festival Academy, Youth Orchestra of the Americas, and Opera Theatre and Music Festival of Lucca, Italy. Ben is originally from Cincinnati, USA.’