FERNANDO TRABA, Principal Bassoon of the Sarasota Orchestra, is a native of Mexico City, Mexico. Mr. Traba has served as Principal Bassoon with all of the 5 major orchestras in Mexico City, as well as the Orchestra of the Principality of Asturias in Oviedo, Spain, the National Opera Orchestra in Lisbon, Portugal and the Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería in Mexico City. He has performed the major bassoon concertos with orchestras in Mexico, Europe and the United States. An avid chamber musician, Mr. Traba is a member of the Sarasota Wind Quintet. He has performed with The Instrumenta (Mexico), Palm Beach Chamber Music as well as ChamberFest Cleveland festivals. Mr. Traba holds Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from The Cleveland Institute of Music and has done postgraduate work at the Juilliard School. He currently serves as the Bassoon faculty at the University of South Florida (Tampa Campus).