Oleksiy has built a freelance performing and teaching career in New York City. Originally from Ukraine, Oleksiy’s credentials include receiving a master’s degree from The Julliard School, a bachelor’s degree from Oberlin Conservatory, and a post-graduate diploma in orchestral performance from Manhattan School of Music. From 2009 to 2015, he held the positions of acting associate principal bassoon with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and second bassoon with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. His festival participation includes Verbier and Schleswig-Holstein. Oleksiy is also a bassoon technician and specialist and typically spends his free time servicing, restoring, and repairing instruments on the East Coast.