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Demetra Alikakos

Demetra Alikakos

Hometown: Orland Park, IL Education: DePaul University, Bachelors in Bassoon Performance and Mathematics, 2022 Rice University, Masters in Bassoon Performance, 2024 Demetra Alikakos is currently pursuing her master’s degree at Rice University studying with Benjamin...
Laressa Winters

Laressa Winters

Hometown: Columbia, MD Education: Oberlin Conservatory, Bachelor of Music, 2023 Laressa Winters is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Music in Bassoon Performance at Oberlin Conservatory where she studies with Andrew Pattison. Before attending Oberlin, she studied with...
Matthew Melillo

Matthew Melillo

Hometown: Scotch Plains, NJ Education: BM in Bassoon Performance — Northwestern University, 2021 MM in Bassoon Performance — Northwestern University, 2023 Matthew Melillo is a contrabassoonist and bassoonist who works in the Chicago area, where he studied with David...
Emmali Ouderkirk

Emmali Ouderkirk

Hometown: Cibolo, TX Education: The Juilliard School Bachelor of Music, 2021 Master of Music, 2023 Praised for her “beautiful sound,” “excellent facility and tone,” and “superb sense of artistry and musicianship,” bassoonist Emmali Ouderkirk is pursuing her Master’s...