Patrick Johnson-Whitty

2nd Bassoon & Contrabassoon

Patrick Johnson-Whitty


Patrick Johnson-Whitty joined the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra as 2nd Bassoon and Contrabassoon in December of 2010.

Patrick was a student at the University of Texas at San Antonio, where he studied with Ron Noble, contrabassoonist of the San Antonio Symphony.  He was also a student of Nancy Goeres, principal bassoonist of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, at Carnegie Mellon University.

In 2009, he took a temporary position in the Trondheim Symfonie Orkester in Norway, and in 2013 he returned to Norway to assume the contrabassoon position in the Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester.  His performances with Bergen can be heard on several recordings on the Chandos and BIS labels.  He has also performed with the Trondheim Sinfonietta, the Norwegian Wind Ensemble and the contemporary music group Bit20.