Rufus David Olivier teaches bassoon in the Valley Christian Conservatory private studios.
Mr. Olivier studied music at Azusa Pacific University, where his teachers were David Breidenthal, principal bassoonist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, (retired), and his father, Rufus Olivier Jr., principal bassoonist of the San Francisco Opera and the San Francisco Ballet. He has performed in some of the most renowned venues in the world, including the Musikverein of Vienna, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and New York's Carnegie Hall. A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Mr. Olivier is acting 2nd bassoonist of the San Francisco Opera. He also performs extensively with the San Francisco Symphony, the San Francisco Ballet, the Oakland Symphony, and the Berkeley Symphony. Mr. Olivier enjoys performing chamber music, teaching, and promoting musical appreciation to young people in his community.