Harry Searing, Bassoon
Harry Searing has a long career as a much-in-demand artist on bassoon, contrabassoon and Heckelphone in the New York City area. He has performed many concerts with the NY Philharmonic under Bernstein, Boulez, Mehta, Maazel, etc. In addition to performing with nearly every other classical organization in the NYC area, and many Broadway shows, he has performed with various groups on tour like the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Solti, and others. Having worked for such publishers as Boosey & Hawkes, Schott, and others, in 2002 he started LRQ Publishing, devoted to the bassoon music of Francisco Mignone. A student of Stephen Maxym, he received his BM and MM from the Manhattan School of Music. Harry is on the faculty of Montclair State University and the Manhattan School of Music, Precollege division. Harry lives in Bloomfield, NJ with his wife Sandy, along with his vast bassoon recording collection, much to her chagrin, which includes a nearly complete holding for K.191, all formats.