Allison Nicotera

Bassoon - Woodwinds, Brass & Percussion

A versatile NYC freelance musician, bassoonist Allison Nicotera enjoys a busy career playing with professional ensembles and teaching aspiring young players. An avid chamber musician, passionate orchestral player, and a champion of new music, Allison brings enthusiasm and professionalism to all she does. At ease in both solo and collaborative settings, she is a winner of two concerto competitions, and her performing experiences have brought her across the United States, Canada, and Europe. Allison received her Bachelor's degree in Bassoon Performance at the Hartt School of Music in her native state of Connecticut and her Master’s degree from The Juilliard School. When she's not practicing, making reeds, teaching lessons or rehearsing with one of the many ensembles she performs with, Allison enjoys walking her dog, Clara Schumann.