Allison Nicotera


A versatile freelance musician, bassoonist Allison Nicotera enjoys a busy performance career in and around New York City. An avid chamber musician, passionate orchestral player, and a champion of new music, Allison brings an impassioned vigor to all she does. At ease in both solo and collaborative settings, she is a winner of two concerto competitions and her playing experiences have brought her across the United States, Canada, and Europe with ensembles such as The Juilliard Orchestra, AXIOM, the Moritzburg Festival Academy, The Hartt Symphony Orchestra, and The American Wind Symphony Orchestra.

Allison holds a Master’s Degree from The Juilliard School as well as a Bachelor’s Degree from the Hartt School of Music. Her principal teachers were Patricia Rogers, Principal Bassoon of the Metropolitan Opera, and Marc Goldberg of the New York Wind Quintet. When she's not practicing, making reeds, teaching private lessons or rehearsing with one of the many ensembles she performs with, Allison enjoys spending time with her fiancé, fellow soloist Bert Hill, and taking long walks with their dog, Clara Schumann.