Mary Beth Griglak
Mary Beth (Betsy) Griglak, principal bassoon, earned her Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music and is a winner of ESM's Performers Certificate. While attending Yale University as a graduate assistant and performing with the New Haven Symphony, she was appointed Principal Bassoon with the Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional of Costa Rica. After joining the Charlotte Symphony, she competed and was a semifinalist in the International Bassoon Competition in Toulon, France. Betsy has performed as soloist with the American Wind Symphony, the Rochester Philharmonic, and the OSN of Costa Rica, as well as numerous appearances with the CSO. She has been a faculty member of Winthrop University and Davidson College, has taught privately for many years, and is active in the local chamber music scene.