Lia Uribe, Moosmann artist, is the Assistant Professor of Bassoon at the University of Arkansas, Principal Bassoonist of SoNA (Symphony Orchestra of Northwest Arkansas) and SDCO (Springfield-Drury Civic Orchestra), and Assistant Principal Bassoonist of Ft. Smith Symphony. Dr. Uribe maintains an active career as a chamber musician, orchestral player and artist-teacher. Her international work includes venues and festivals in Colombia, Canada, Costa Rica, Finland, Germany, Puerto Rico and Ecuador, and multiple venues in the United States, including most recently the Eutiner Festspiele, International Bassoon Festival in Bogota, and the International Double Reed Society 2011 and 2012 conferences. She performs on regular basis with the Lyrique Quintette and Ensemble 21.
Originally from Cali, Colombia, she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Bassoon Performance from Universidad Nacional de Colombia in Bogotá as a student of Mr. Sigfried Miklin. While in Colombia, she played with the Orquesta Filarmonica de Bogota, Orquesta Sinfonica de Colombia, Orquesta de la Opera de Colombia, and Orquesta Sinfonica del Valle, and also taught bassoon at the Javeriana University. After graduation, Dr. Uribe attended the Banff Centre for the Arts in Alberta, Canada, for a fall and winter residency. Lia earned her Master of Music degree from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville under the tutelage of Dr. Richard Ramey, and her Doctorate of Musical Arts at the University of Kansas with Dr. Eric Stomberg.
An advocate of new music, Dr. Uribe has premiered and commissioned new works for the bassoon, including pieces by Jorge Humberto Pinzon, Johann Hasler, and Robert Mueller.