MEET MVP ANNIE RANZANI – Principal Bassoon

A recent addition out of USC in her rookie year with the California Symphony, her instrument would be 8.5 feet long without all those kinks…  Please meet bassoonist Annie Ranzani!

Name:Anne Ranzani
Position:Principal Bassoon
Joined California Symphony:2023
Hometown:San Diego, CA
College:University of Southern California (USC)

Favorite Sporting Memory: Trying to ice skate as a native Southern Californian with my Canadian in-laws.

Your Sports Team: Calgary Flames

Favorite California Symphony Memory:  The memory of being so warmly welcomed for my first concert with California Symphony last May will always be a touchdown to me!

Most Looking Forward to Playing in 23/24: Mozart Gran Partita in March

Favorite Hype Music: Like Travis Kelce, I’m a big fan of Taylor Swift, specifically Reputation

What’s the coolest thing about your instrument?

When laid out completely straight, the bassoon is actually 8.5 feet long!

Thoughts on playing music and playing sports?

Music and sports both require a ton of practice, dedication, and passion – to be a professional musician or athlete, you have to truly love what you are doing!

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