Bassoonist Georgeanne Banker enjoys performing music very old and very new. Georgeanne is a founder of the conductorless orchestra One Found Sound, dedicated to bringing pertinent and collaborative performances to modern audiences. She has performed with the Carmel Bach Festival, Houston's Mercury Baroque Orchestra, the Monterey Symphony, Santa Rosa Symphony, and she can be heard on the soundtrack of the Oscar-nominated animated short The Dam Keeper. She has also worked with bands including Shearwater, Viking Moses, and Gem Club. She appeared as a soloist in 2016 with the Lake Tahoe Music Festival, and she will perform with Les Arts Florissant's Dans les Jardins de William Christie festival in Thiré, France in the summer of 2019.
Georgeanne earned a Bachelor of Music degree in modern bassoon, where she studied with Stéphane Lévesque, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from McGill University, where she received a scholarship to participate in an intensive study of the Etruscans in Florence, Italy. She holds a master's degree in modern bassoon from the the San Francisco Conservatory, where she studied with Stephen Paulson, and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in baroque bassoon at The Juilliard School where she studies with Dominic Teresi and where she holds a historical performance scholarship. While she is not making reeds, Georgeanne can be found playing Dungeons & Dragons and running along the trails and paths of the Hudson Valley.