Benjamin Moermond has been Principal Bassoon with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HK Phil) since joining in 2010 and is active teaching and performing in Hong Kong and throughout the region. As a soloist with the HK Phil he has performed Haydn's Sinfonia Concertante, Telemann's Double Concerto for Bassoon and Recorder, and Mozart's Bassoon Concerto. As an educator he has been on faculty for the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts.
Prior to moving to Hong Kong Benjamin completed his studies at The Juilliard School of New York under the tutelage of Judith LeClair. He was an active chamber musician with PUFF! woodwind quintet and toured extensively in the summers with festivals including Pacific Music Festival, Lucerne Festival Academy, Youth Orchestra of the Americas, and Opera Theatre and Music Festival of Lucca, Italy. Ben is originally from Cincinnati, US.