Benjamin Moermond has been principal bassoon with the Hong Kong Philharmonic since joining in 2010. He is an active teacher and performer in
Hong Kong and throughout the region. As a soloist with the HKPhil he has performed Haydn’s Sinfonia Concertante, Telemann’s Double Concerto for Bassoon and Recorder, and Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto. As an educator Ben has been on faculty for Chinese University of Hong Kong, and the Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts.
Prior to moving to Hong Kong Benjamin completed his studies at The Juilliard School of New York under the tutelage of Judith LeClair. He was an active chamber musician with PUFF! woodwind quintet and toured extensively in the summers with festivals including Pacific Music Festival, Lucerne Festival Academy, Youth Orchestra of the Americas, and Opera Theatre and Music Festival of Lucca, Italy. Ben is originally from Cincinnati, USA.