Evan Epifanio

Instrumental Focus

  • bassoon

Evan Epifanio was appointed Principal Bassoon of The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in 2018.  Prior to The Met, Evan was a member of The Sarasota Orchestra and New World Symphony, as well as serving as Principal Bassoon of the Des Moines Metro Opera.  He has also performed with other ensembles including The Chicago Symphony Orchestra and The Florida Orchestra. Evan can be heard playing with The MET Orchestra Chamber Ensemble at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall throughout the year. In the Fall of 2023, Evan is excited to be joining the Bassoon Faculty at The Manhattan School of Music. He has lead masterclasses at a variety of locations including The Academia Filarmónica de Medellín, Colombia and most recently The Juilliard School. During his summer months Evan has been heard performing with Classical Tahoe in Incline Village, Nevada and The Mainly Mozart Festival in San Diego.  When Evan is not playing bassoon or making reeds, he enjoys spending time on his various knitting projects.