Martin GATT

ARCM, HonFGSM, FRCM

Bassoon

Martin Gatt studied at the RCM with Archie Camden and was principal bassoon of the London Philharmonic Orchestra from 1958-66, of the English Chamber Orchestra from 1966-76, and of the London Symphony Orchestra from 1977 to 1998. He was also bassoonist in the Barry Tuckwell Wind Quintet from 1967-91 and taught at Guildhall School of Music and Drama from 1967-84, when he went to Hong Kong during a sabbatical from the London Symphony Orchestra. At the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts he founded the Department of Wind, Brass and Percussion. He regularly sits on panels of juries in Great Britain and abroad.