Marissa Olegario is known for her compelling and personality-driven performances. She enjoys an active and diverse performance schedule as a soloist, chamber, and orchestral musician. Marissa has appeared in concerts at Avery Fisher Hall, Carnegie Hall, and the Kennedy Center and has performed under conductors such as John Adams, Peter Oundjin, and Rafael Payere. She was a semi-finalist for the 2016 Matthew Ruggiero International Woodwind Competition and was recognized as a recipient of the Yale School of Music Alumni Prize. Marissa enjoys an eclectic chamber career having performed at the Phoenix Chamber Society Winter Series and the Norfolk Chamber Festival. She actively works with the acclaimed Breaking Winds Bassoon Quartet and will appear with Yale faculty on a Naxos produced album featuring Beethoven’s serenades for winds to be released in 2020.
Passionate about arts education, Marissa instructs a private studio, teaches in schools and presents masterclasses across the United States. Her interests extend to assuming leadership roles in arts entrepreneurship in order to cultivate innovative ways for promoting and preserving classical music. In 2015, she managed the Bringing Music to Life project which promoted the music of J.S. Bach to audiences across Australia.
Marissa is currently pursuing her D.M.A. with Frank Morelli at Stony Brook University. She received her M.M. from the Yale School of Music and received her B.M. from Northwestern University under the tutelage of Christopher Millard and Lewis Kirk. In her free time Marissa enjoys solo traveling, practicing yoga, long hikes, being outdoors and enjoying the company of loved ones.