School of Music
College of Performing and Visual Arts
Tristan Rennie is Artist Faculty in Residence at the University of Northern Colorado and Second/Assistant Principal Bassoon with the Colorado Symphony.
A highly versatile musician, Tristan served as Acting Associate Principal Bassoon with the Cincinnati Symphony, performed as Guest Principal Bassoon with the Baltimore Symphony and Hong Kong Philharmonic, and held the Second Bassoon position with the Ann Arbor Symphony and Aspen Festival Orchestra. He also served as Principal Bassoon on the 2005 Grammy Award winning classical album Songs of Innocence and Experience by William Bolcom, conducted by Leonard Slatkin and recorded with the University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra. Tristan has also performed as Principal Bassoon with the Boulder and Colorado Springs Philharmonic.
Tristan has given masterclasses at the University of Cincinnati, College Conservatory of Music the University of Colorado, Boulder, the Universidad de Costa Rica and taught at the University of Denver, Lamont Summer Pre-College Academy. He has also performed at the International Double Reed Society, co-hosted the University of Northern Coloradoʼs 2016 Double Reed Day, and annually presents/performs at Denver Comic Con.
An experienced chamber musician, Tristan has performed at the Idyllwild, Sarasota, and Sunflower Music Festivals and for three summers performed at the prestigious Marlboro Music Festival. He also performs regularly with the University of Northern Coloradoʼs faculty wind quintet, Vortex.
He received his B.M. at the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music and his M.M. at the University of Michigan. His principal teachers include Hermann Volgestein, William Winstead, Richard Beene and Per Hannevold.