Hanno Dönneweg, Bassoon

Hanno Dönneweg, Bassoon

Creativity and flexibility are essential qualities of a bassoon player. In every second of our concerts you can feel Hanno’s love for his instrument.

Hanno Dönneweg not only demonstrates his skills on his instrument, he is also festival director, teaching, arranging and producing on numerous occasions. Since 2002 he has been the solo bassoonist of the SWR Symphony Orchestra and member of the orchestra commite.

Hanno Dönneweg was born in Sankt Georgen in the Black Forest. It was not just him who was shaped by his musical family, also the town itself where he was born, music schools and festivals where foundet by his family.

Hanno Dönneweg startet his bassoon lessons with Oscar Bohórquez. After he studied in Aachen, Stuttgart and Berlin with Prof. Klaus Thunemann, Prof. Sergio Azzolini and Oscar Bohórquez.

He played at the festivals in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Schleswig-Holstein, the Schwetzinger SWR Festival and the Ittinger Pfingstkonzerte (Switzerland) and gives concerts regularly with the Ludwig Chamber Players, the Stuttgart Winds and the SWR Swing Bassoon, as well as in a duo Steffen Mark Schwarz.

Hanno Dönneweg has played as a soloist with the RSO Stuttgart, the Folkwang Chamber Orchestra, the Palatinate Chamber Orchestra, the Southwest German Chamber Orchestra, the Bavarian Chamber Orchestra, the Black Forest Chamber Orchestra and the Arcata Chamber Orchestra Stuttgart under conductors such as Eiji Oue, Sigiswald Kuijken, Sir Roger Norrington, Michael Sanderling and Patrick Strub. CD and radio productions for TACET, Hänssler, Organum, Coviello, NDR, Deutschlandradio and SWR.

He gives master classes in Germany, Japan, Taiwan and the USA. Lecturer at Affinis Festival in Japan. In 2008 the music festival “Bergstadtsommer” started in St. Georgen, which Hanno Dönneweg co-founded.

Hannos LCP favourites: Borodin “In the Steppes of Central Asia” (Tarkmann), Schubert Octet, Johann Strauss Ouverture to “The Bat” (M.UCKI)

Borodin “In the Steppes of Central Asia” (Tarkmann, SWR)

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