Ping Liang

Born In Shanghai, China. A graduate from Shanghai Conservatory, majoring in Bassoon Performance and receivedMaster Degree from The Hochschule fϋr Musik in Wϋrzburg, Germany. His teacher in Shanghai was Prof. Zhao Zhun and Prof. Eberhard Buschmann in Germany. His teachers in the States are Mr. Lorin Glickman at Julliard School in New York City, Ronald Tyree at Iowa University in Iowa City and Mr. Bernard Garfield at Temple University in Philadelphia.

Currently he is the principal bassoonist of The Bay-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, and one of the founding members of the East Winds Woodwind Quintet, an Artist-in-Residence group at Lehigh University since 2001. He also free-lances in the greater Philadelphia area.

Richard Carroll
2nd / contra

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Richard Carroll is a long-time free lance bassoon and contrabassoon player performing most recently with Penn Symphony, Rowan Symphony, Kennett Square Symphony and regularly with the Bay Atlantic Symphony.  He is a graduate of Rowan University where he is currently an adjunct professor and has studied bassoon with John Shamlian, Lawrence Stewart and Bernard Garfield. He has been involved with church music for many years and for the last 16 years has been serving as organist/music director of the Grenloch Presbyterian Church in Washington Township, NJ.  In addition to performing, Mr. Carroll is also a keyboard instrument technician specializing in historic 18th and 19th century instruments.  He has been called upon to service instruments for baroque chamber ensembles such as La Bernardinia as well as modern orchestras including the Philadelphia Orchestra and Curtis Institute of Music.