Born and raised in San Diego, Banri Hoshi started studying the bassoon at age 14. Banri received both his Bachelors of Music and Masters of Music degrees in bassoon performance from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.
During his time in Indiana, he performed in local orchestras including the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic and Carmel Symphony. He was also a big part of “Holograhic”, a new music project established in Bloomington, Indiana in 2012. Not only is Banri active in the new music scene, he also has a strong interest in early music as well, making his professional debut with the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra in 2013. Outside of Indiana, Banri is an active chamber musician having performed in Austria, Colombia, and the Netherlands.
Currently Banri is studying in Amsterdam under the guidance of Ronald Karten and Jos de Lange. His past teachers include Kathleen McLean, Bill Ludwig, Charles Ullery, and Michael McCraw on baroque bassoon. He has also participated in master classes for David McGill, Steve Vacchi, Eric Stomberg, Kristin Wolfe Jensen, and Sue Barber.