Raymundo Gamboa Jacinto is a bassoonist recognized for his commanding stage presence and dedication to touching audiences with soulful and emotion-filled performances. His goal: educate communities about the bassoon and help the public understand its importance in contemporary music. Jacinto provides his audiences with the opportunity to experience classical music and how it embodies our most deep-rooted emotions. Jacinto is a freelance orchestral and solo bassoonist based in Philadelphia. He is a founding member of the cutting-edge Eclipse Wind Trio, a chamber group made up of a trumpet, saxophone and bassoon. Eclipse has pioneered a new sound in the chamber music idiom. Their impressive drive and entrepreneurial spirit has led them to be featured at Fresh Inc and the Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival and perform at venues like Gordon Hall as part of the Ravina Festival and the Julliard School in the Lincoln Center. The trio has also earned radio air time as part of a Chicago segment called Rush Hour Concert. Jacinto began his musical journey as a pianist in the 6th grade. In middle school he was introduced to the bassoon and instantly knew it was the instrument for him. After graduating from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2010 (With Distinction) with a Bachelor of Music in Bassoon Performance and a Bachelor of Science in Biology, Jacinto earned a Master of Music from Miami University in Ohio. Jacinto won the 2011 Miami University Concerto Competition and became an expert on tango technique and its emergence in bassoon literature. He also earned a spot as one of two administrative assistants who ran the 2012 International Double Reed Society Conference hosted at Miami University.

Jacinto continues to be inspired by classical icons, ranging from bassoonists to orchestra conductors and composers. However, he is mostly inspired by the music, which encourages him to strive towards perfection in art. Jacinto has always had a strong desire to learn, whether in medical science, physics or art and music. His mentors include Dr. Christin Schillinger, Eric Fassbender and Dr. Lindsey Bartlett. Jacinto plans to continue freelancing and build a professional bassoon studio. As a proponent of small chamber ensembles, Jacinto plans to establish a chamber music series. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling internationally, dancing and yoga.

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