Instrument: Bassoon, Contrabassoon
A native of Minnesota, Jeffrey Marquardt joined the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra in August 2015. Prior to his arrival in Norway, Jeffrey performed as Second Bassoon in the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra for two seasons. He has also performed with the Minnesota Orchestra, New World Symphony, and the Aspen Festival Orchestra where he worked alongside principal bassoonist Per Hannevold.
In 2013, Jeffrey completed his Masters program at the University of Minnesota, studying with John W. Miller, Jr. and Norbert Nielubowski. In 2011, he earned an Instrumental Music Education degree from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota.
Jeffrey will be returning to his roots by moving to Bergen, since many of his ancestors originally came from Norway.