Rufus Olivier (bassoon) is the principal bassoonist with the San Francisco Opera and the San Francisco Ballet. He was bassoonist with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Olivier has been guest soloist with numerous orchestras throughout the country and Japan, has premiered new works for the bassoon, and was featured in live radio recitals in Los Angeles. As well as being a member of the opera and ballet orchestras, he is a founding member of the Anchor Chamber Players, The Midsummer Mozart Orchestra, and the Stanford Wind Quintet. He has recorded many movie, video, CD and TV soundtracks, including Disney’s Never Cry Wolf and San Francisco Opera’s Grammy nominated CD Orphee et Euydice. He won a Grammy for the soundtrack Elmo in Grouchland.

[from program for October 20, 2008 concert]