Johnny Reinhard (Bassoon, recorder)
Johnny is a celebrated composer, conductor, performer, teacher and commentator. A native New Yorker, Reinhard is director and founder of the American Festival of Microtonal Music (AFMM) for 38 years, specializing in all manner of microtonal performance. Reinhard performs as a virtuoso bassoonist, as well as on the recorder, and as a vocalist specializing in the works of American microtonal pioneer Harry Partch. Reinhard has performed as a soloist throughout Europe and the United States, Japan, Canada, and Russia. Reinhard has also notably completed a number of important works of composers in exemplary performance. These include his realization and subsequent premiere performance of Charles Ives’ Universe Symphony in 1996 in New York’s Lincoln Center, and the premiere of Edgard Varèse’s Graphs and Time in 1987 at the Centre Pompidou in Paris.