Maxwell Pipinich is the second bassoonist for the Kansas City Symphony and the Breckenridge Festival Orchestra. He held the same position with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (2012-2019) and the Louisiana Philharmonic (2011-2012). In addition to his orchestral work in Buffalo, he regularly appeared with the Ars Nova Musicians and the Buffalo Chamber Players as a soloist and chamber musician. Max has degrees from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University and the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, studying with Benjamin Kamins and George Sakakeeny respectively. In graduate school, he organized the Shepherd School outreach program JUMP! and founded a concert series called “New Art, New Music,” which continues to this day. Max is a native of Seattle, Washington.