Alexis Luque / Bassoon
Bassoonist Alexis Luque was born and raised in Honduras where he became an active performer at an early age under the guidance of Oscar Orlando Meza, Principal Bassoonist of the Honduran National Symphony. By the age of 14, he had become Principal Bassoonist of the National School of Music, freelanced with numerous orchestras in Tegucigalpa including the Honduran National Symphony and served as a member of the Central American Youth Orchestra in Guatemala. In 2007, he moved to the San Francisco Bay Area and soon became a member of the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra with whom he toured across Europe performing in world renowned halls including the Berlin Philharmonie, Munich Philharmonie and Smetena Hall. Mr. Luque is currently in his final undergraduate year at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where he studies with San Francisco Symphony Principal Bassoonist Stephen Paulson. He has also studied with Kai Bertschneider and Gregory Barber, participated in master classes with Martin Kuuskmann, Frank Forst, and George Sakakeeny, and worked with conductors Michael Tilson Thomas, Simon Rattle, James Conlon, Alasdair Neale, Donato Cabrera, Benjamin Schwartz, James Gaffigan, among others. In addition to his performance career, Alexis works as Principal Youth Orchestra Librarian for the San Francisco Symphony.