Luciano Magnanini (bassoon) began his musical studies in Italy at the Conservatory Nicolo Paganini in Genoa and continued his musical training in the city of Milan. Magnanini’s recordings include: Twentieth-Century Music for Bassoon and Piano, Poulenc, Saint-Saens, Elliot and A Tour d’Anches. French Music for Winds, Altarus Records, Inc., and Gordon Jacob. Concerto for Bassoon, Albany Records. He has also recorded for RCA, CBS and Harmonia Mundi.
Magnanini has been principal bassoonist with the Orchestra Comunale della Opera in Genoa, Mexico City Philharmonic, Miami Philharmonic, World Symphony Orchestra, Festival Casals Orchestra and Eastern Music Festival Orchestra in North Carolina; and has played under the baton of renowned conductors such as Leonard Bernstein, Zubin Meta, Carlo Maria Giuliani, Alain Lombard, Eduardo Mata and James Conlon.
Magnanini has an active performing career playing solo concerts and chamber music in the United States, South America, China, and Europe. He is Professor of Bassoon and Program Director of Woodwinds at the University of Miami Frost School of Music.