Bassoonist ◆ Clinician ◆ Teacher
- Principal bassoonist of the Colorado Symphony.
- Former Principal with the Aspen Festival Orchestra, Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, and Eastern Music Festival.
- Masterclass clinician for the University of Colorado at Boulder, University of Western Michigan, and Aspen Music Festival.
- 25 years teaching experience at University of Denver. Teaches privately at his north-Denver studio.
The highlight of the evening was Cognata's wonderfully polished performance of the VivaldiDenver Post