Sergio Azzolini

Sergio Azzolini


Sergio Azzolini (Bolzano, 1967) is an Italian bassoonist and music conductor. He studied from 1978 to 1985 at Conservatorio Claudio Monteverdi in Bolzano with Romano Santi and then at Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover, under Klaus Thunemann (until 1989) At this time, he was already a soloist in the European Union Youth Orchestra.

Considered one of the greatest bassoonists of our time, an awarded musician on some of the greatest music competitions like “Prague Spring”, “C.M. von Weber” Competition and “ARD Münich”, he has recorded many productions of chamber music and soloistic performances for EMI records, Naïve, Sony, Chandos, etc. He focuses his artistic activity with his ensemble Il Proteo and is a member of Ma’alot Quintetts, Sabine Meyer Bläserensemble, Maurice Bourgue Trio and several ensembles of Early music on period instruments – Parnassi Musici, Sonatori della Gioiosa Marca, Kammerakademie Potsdam, Collegium 1704, Ensemble Capriccio, etc. Azzolini regularly appears as a soloist on authentic historical bassoons with ensembles L’Aura Soave Cremona, La Stravaganza Köln, Sonatori della Gioiosa Marca.

Currently focusing on Antonio Vivaldi’s music for the bassoon, he’s working on recording all 39 bassoon concerti of the great baroque master and has, so far, recorded four volumes of Vivaldi’s bassoon concertos for the “Vivaldi Edition” of the French recording company Naïve playing with ensembles L’Aura Soave Cremona and L’Onda Armonica.

He has been music professor at Hochschule in Stuttgart, and since 1998, is a professor of bassoon and chamber music at the Hochschule für Musik in Basel. He is regularly giving masterclasses in Europe and the world.

Past Concerts

Event Name Start Date
ASTRAMOZART 23 April 2020
ASTRAMOZART 22 April 2020
ASTRAMOZART 21 April 2020
PLANETDVOŘÁK 21 November 2016
PLANETDVOŘÁK 17 November 2016