Steven Dibner


Steven Dibner, associate principal bassoonist of the San Francisco Symphony, grew up in Detroit and studied at Indiana University with Leonard Sharrow. He earned a master’s degree from Juilliard, where he studied with Stephen Maxym, and went on to play with the New Jersey Symphony, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, before joining the San Francisco Symphony in 1983. In 1985, Mr. Dibner formed PARLANTE, a chamber orchestra that he conducted and that featured many of his San Francisco Symphony colleagues. He is a frequent chamber music performer and appears regularly at music festivals in Aspen, Marlboro, and San Diego. Mr. Dibner has performed many times in the SF Symphony Chamber Music Series and is also a coach for the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra.


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