Meet the musicians

Justin Cummings

Justin Cummings is currently a bassoon fellow with the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, FL. He is also on trial for the position of Principal Bassoon with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Louisiana Philharmonic and Phoenix Symphony. During summers he has taken part in the Carmel Bach Festival, Orchestra of the Americas, Music Academy of the West and Aspen Music Festival.

Mr. Cummings has played under notable conductors such as Stéphane Denève, Alan Gilbert, Robert Spano and Michael Tilson Thomas, and in many of the world’s great halls including the Berlin Philharmonie, Concertgebouw, Elbphilharmonie and Walt Disney Concert Hall. He has performed chamber music alongside distinguished artists such as Emanuel Ax, Whitney Crockett and Andrew Marriner.

Mr. Cummings holds degrees from the San Francisco Conservatory and the Colburn School, with studies under Stephen Paulson and Richard Beene. He was born and raised in Fresno, California.