Adam Havrilla, Bassoon
Principal Bassoon of the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchetra
Adam Havrilla joined the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra as principal bassoonist in 2009. That same year also was appointed professor at the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music where he discovered his passion for teaching. There he teaches chamber music and has cultivated a solid group of students some of whom have continued studies at institutions like the University of Iowa, SUNY Stony Brook and Yale School of Music. In addition, he is a member of the resident chamber group at the Conservatory "Camerata Caribe", which in 2011 recorded the album Camerata Caribe: Obras Puertorriqueñas Contemporáneas. In November 2015, Havrilla debuted as soloist with the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra playing the Bassoon Concerto in B-flat major, K. 191 by W. A. Mozart.
A firm believer in the enormous value of education, Havrilla is active in outreach programs as Experiencia Sinfónica, offering lessons and lectures on the principles of orchestral playing young aspiring musicians.
Havrilla Adam has a degree in fine arts from Carnegie Mellon University and a master's degree in orchestral performance from Manhattan School of Music where she studied with Nancy Goeres and Frank Morelli, respectively. In January 2015, with the support of the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music, he had the privilege of inviting his former teacher Frank Morelli to offer a day of master classes to students.
Before his appointment to the Puerto Rico Symphony, Havrilla worked in the New York area where he hails. He has appeared with orchestras and festivals around the world, such as the Cabrillo Festival, Casals Festival, Festival of Siena, AIMS in Graz, American Academy of Conductors in Aspen, National Repertory Orchestra, Long Island Philharmonic and New World Symphony.