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Richard Ranti joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra as Associate Principal Bassoon in 1989. He started bassoon at the age of ten, studying with Sidney Rosenberg and David Carroll in Montreal. He attended Interlochen Arts Academy for two years, then the Curtis Institute of Music for three years, where he studied with Sol Schoenbach. As a student, he participated in the Spoleto, Marlboro, Tanglewood, and National Youth Orchestra of Canada festivals. He won second prize in the 1982 Toulon International Bassoon Competition and was the recipient of two Canada Council grants. From 1983 to 1989 he was the second bassoonist in the Philadelphia Orchestra. His current activities include regular chamber and solo recitals in North America and Asia. He has performed as first bassoon in several orchestras including the Toronto Symphony, National Arts Center Orchestra of Canada, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Super World Orchestra in Tokyo.

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