Andrei Muravev is an acclaimed solo, orchestra and chamber music bassoonist. He is currently a member of the Chicago Sinfonietta orchestra and active educator in Texas. Originally from Russia, Andrei hold degrees from the St. Petersburg Conservatory, Ball State University, and Indiana University and was a regular member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago (one of the nation’s premier training programs for emerging professional musicians in USA). He collaborated and toured with many major orchestras around the world such as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, St-Petersburg Philharmonic, Mariinsky Theatre, San Antonio Symphony, and Grand Rapids Symphony. Recently, he participated in a four week-long concert tour around Japan with the New York Symphonic Ensemble. Andrei Muravev is a winner of numerous national and international competitions for woodwind instruments and appeared as a soloist with symphony orchestras in the US, Russia and Japan.