One of the original Bassoons, Wenmin Zhang joined the Omaha Symphony Orchestra in 2013 as Assistant Principal Bassoon. Wenmin is currently on leave, serving as Assistant Principal of the North Carolina Symphony.
Prior to his Omaha Symphony appointment, Mr. Zhang was Acting Principal Bassoon of the Symphony in C Orchestra in New Jersey and a substitute player with the Houston Symphony Orchestra. He has also been accepted in festivals including the New York String Orchestra, National Orchestra Institute, Verbier Music Festival in Switzerland under the direction of Charles Dutoit, and the Pacific Music Festival in Japan under the direction of Christoph Eschenbach.
A native of Beijing, China, Mr. Zhang studied with Daniel Matsukawa and Bernard Garfield at the Curtis Institute of Music, where he received a Bachelor of Music degree. He also studied at Rice University for his Masters degree, where he studied with Benjamin Kamins.