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Sebastian Chaves, bassoon

Sebastian Chaves

A native of Costa Rica, Sebastian Chaves is the principal bassoonist of the New Bedford Symphony, the Orchestra of Indian Hill, and the Plymouth Philharmonic. He is a frequent substitute player with the Shanghai Sinfonietta (China), Boston Symphony, Boston Philharmonic, Boston Ballet, Opera Boston and has collaborated with conductors such as Zubin Mehta, Valery Gergiev and Charles Dutoit on venues such as the Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Berlin Konzerthaus.

Sebastian holds degrees in music performance and music education from the Louisiana State University and the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. He lives in Boston with his wife and likes horror movies, body boarding and air guitaring.