Harry Searing, Bassoon
Harry Searing is an active freelance artist on both bassoon and contrabassoon in the New York City area and has been for over 30 years. He has performed many concerts with Westchester Philharmonic and New York Philharmonic with such great conductors as Bernstein, Boulez, Mehta, and Maazel. In addition to performing with practically every classical organization in the New York and New Jersey area, he has performed with several distinguished groups while on tour, including Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Sir Georg Solti, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2002 he picked up the Heckelphone and performed nine concerts with three different organizations on that extremely rare instrument. He can be heard as bassoon soloist in the soundtrack to Brian DePalma's 2004 film, Femme Fatale.
In addition to performing, Mr. Searing has an extensive career in music publishing, having worked for such publishers as Boosey & Hawkes, Schott, and G. Schirmer. In 2003, he started his own publishing firm, LRQ Publishing, devoted to the bassoon music of the great Brazilian composer Francisco Mignone.
He is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music where he studied with Stephen Maxym.
Harry lives in Bloomfield, New Jersey with his wife Sandy and their two sons, Jonathan and Matthew.