Ronald Haroutunian, Principal

Ronald Haroutunian attended the New England Conservatory of Music and Boston University, studying with Matthew Ruggiero and Sherman Walt. He also studied reed making with Louis A. Skinner.

Mr. Haroutunian has been a member of the Springfield (MA) Symphony Orchestra, and he served as Principal Bassoon with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra during the 1986-87 season. He is currently Principal Bassoon with the Rhode Island Philharmonic and the Boston Classical Orchestra. He also performs with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and is an extra player with the Boston Symphony, where he performed as second bassoonist during the 1999-2000 season. Among the other organizations with which Mr.  Haroutunian performs in the New England Area are the Boston Ballet, the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, and the Boston Lyric Opera. He has been a soloist with the Boston Pops, Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, and the Hartford Symphony.

Mr. Haroutunian teaches bassoon at Tufts University, Boston University, the University of Connecticut, and MIT. He made his Carnegie Recital Hall debut with the New England Conservatory Scholarship Woodwind Quintet, and he has recorded on Phillips, Sony, Koch, among others.