Bassoonist Sergio Azzolini, who regularly gives masterclasses around the world, offers his expertise to the RCM bassoon department.
Sergio Azzolini studied at the Claudio Monteverdi Conservatory and at the Hannover Advanced School of Music, meanwhile becoming principal bassoon with the European Community Youth Orchestra.
Equally at home playing period instruments and the modern bassoon, Azzolini has been recording all 39 of Vivaldi’s bassoon concertos for Naïve’s ‘Vivaldi Edition’. He was music professor at the Hochschule für Musik in Stuttgart, where his students included RCM Bassoon Professor Andrea de Flammineis, and he is currently a professor of bassoon and chamber music at the Hochschule für Musik in Basel.
Supported by Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne
Photo by Berthold Hildebrand