Elliott Moreau joined the Pacific Symphony in 2005. From 2006-08, he held the position of Principal Bassoon of Opera Pacific. In 2012, he became a member of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and for the past three seasons has been Acting Principal. Currently on faculty at UC Irvine, he previously taught at Azusa Pacific University. A native of San Diego, Moreau took up the saxophone at age 9 and began bassoon studies two years later. He studied both jazz saxophone and bassoon performance at DePaul University in Chicago, where he earned his Bachelor’s degree. He received his master’s degree in Music from USC. Moreau is very fortunate to have studied with Arlen Fast of the New York Philharmonic, Stephen Maxym, Former Solo Bassoonist of the Metropolitan Opera, William Buchman of the Chicago Symphony and Daniel Matsukawa of the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Recent performance highlights include performing at Carnegie Hall with the Pacific Symphony and a tour of Ireland performing Reicha's Variations for Bassoon and String Quartet in Kilkenny, Killarney and Dublin. Since 2012, Moreau has been a Class Act Teaching Artist where he has performed for thousands of Elementary School students. Outside of music, he enjoys playing chess, watching and playing sports and researching his family history. He has traced his lineage to the early 1600s.