Bassoonist Gina Cuffari is an active orchestral and chamber musician in the New York City area. Praised for her “sound that is by turns sensuous, lyric, and fast moving” (Palm Beach Daily News), she is a member of the Riverside Symphony, and is a regular performer with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, American Composers Orchestra, Long Island Philharmonic, and Westchester Philharmonic.
Gina is the bassoonist of the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players, Quintet of the Americas, Sylvan Winds, and is a founding member of the Scarborough Trio - a flute, bassoon, and piano ensemble. The Scarborough Trio has performed over 200 concerts throughout the US, and has garnered top prizes at the Fischoff, Yellow Springs, and Artists International Competitions (resulting in their professional debut at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall).
Gina is also a frequent performer with the contemporary groups Alarm Will Sound, Argento New Music Project, and ACME, and has recorded Schoenberg and Stockhausen for Albany Records with the Phoenix Ensemble. This past August, she was the Director of Programming for the 2014 International Double Reed Society conference. This massive event, hosted by New York University, drew the largest number of IDRS conference attendees and performers in IDRS’s 43-year history. Gina is an Adjunct Professor of Bassoon at New York University and Adjunct Professor of Bassoon, chamber music coach, and classroom lecturer at Western Connecticut State University.