Deborah Greitzer, executive director has been performing internationally since the age of 19. She has held principal bassoon positions with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, New York City Opera National Company, Madeira Bach Festival, Alba Music Festival, the Italian Radio/Television Symphony Orchestra RAI-Torino, and the Music Today Series in New York. She has performed with many of the world’s leading conductors, including Maxym Shostakovich, Rudolph Barshai, Gary Bertini, Gerard Schwarz, Raymond Leppard, George Manahan, Eliahu Inbal, and James Galway.
As soloist, she has appeared with the the Jerusalem Symphony in Israel the Hungarian Virtuosi in Budapest and Zagreb, the Czech Radio Orchestra in Prague, and the Maryland Bach Aria Group in Verona. She has also given solo performances at Carnegie Hall, Purchase University, the New England Conservatory, Avery Fisher Hall, and the Prague Rudolfinum. Ms. Greitzer can be heard on Nonesuch Records Grammy Award-winning recording of George Perlea’s Serenade No. 3. She has recorded with the Maryland Bach Aria Group on Crystal Records, and as soloist on MMC and Delos Records. Composer William Thomas McKinley has written two concertos for her that she premiered and recorded with the Seattle Symphony, Prague Radio Orchestra, and Gerard Schwarz, conductor. Ms. Greitzer held the position of Artistic Director of the New York Times Foundation Young Performers Concert Series and was the Director of the Tidewater Ensemble at St. Mary's College of Maryland.
Ms. Greitzer is a graduate of the Juilliard School and held a Graduate Fellowship at the Yale School of Music, Yale University. She is a two-time winner of the Artists International Prize for Chamber Music, recipient of the George Wellington Miles Award at Yale University, and a winner with the Maryland Bach Aria Group of the Norton T. Dodge Award for Creative and Scholarly Achievement. Ms. Greitzer was invited as the only American Finalist for Pierre Boulez and the IRCAM Ensemble in Paris, France.