Heralded a “bold, emergent, personality” by the Philadelphia Inquirer, Harrison Hollingsworth is widely regarded as one of the premier wind players of his generation. He holds the Principal Bassoon position of the New York City Ballet Orchestra at Lincoln Center, and is also much in demand as a principal bassoonist and chamber musician, soloist, and pedagogue. Harrison has performed concertos with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Symphony in C, and several other orchestras, and plays recitals everywhere from the Kennedy Center to La Mortella in Ischia, Italy.
An enthusiastic chamber musician, Harrison is a founding member of Sixth Floor Trio, with whom he’s toured the country and soloed with the Orchestras of Detroit and Louisville, and has also played with Dolce Suono, Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players, and the Kingston Music Festival. As a teacher, Harrison has given classes at the Manhattan School for Music as well as the Chautauqua Music Festival, and has served as principal bassoon with the Chautauqua Symphony, The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and the Orchestras of St. Luke’s and Mostly Mozart.
Harrison is also a conductor of “polish, vigor, and energy” (NY Times), and serves as Music Director at Redeemer Presbyterian Church as Assistant Conductor of the New York Youth Symphony, and guest conductor of the New York City Ballet Orchestra. Harrison also fiddles with the Brooklyn string band Union Street Preservation Society and all around New York City.