The bassoon is the bass, tenor and often alto of the woodwind family. The instrument has been around for five hundred years; as a result, there is a wide range of music, from early Baroque to contemporary, for this beautiful instrument, which is close to the human voice.

At the Conservatorium van Amsterdam you will be taught by top teachers: several principal study teachers play in the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Benny Aghassi teaches baroque bassoon; he plays in famous ensembles such as the Freiburg Barockorchester, Musica ad Rhenum and Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra. KCO solo bassoonist Gustavo Núñez regularly gives master classes.

Section representative: Simon Van Holen


Simon Van Holensection representative & principal subject &double bassoon
Andrea Cellacchi principal subject
Gustavo Nuñez regular guest teacher