The jester of the band — playful and clever. The Bassoon walks a thin tightrope between humour and seriousness. It knows when to draw attention to itself with a very big wink of an eye, and when to lay down the foundation on which to build a solid statement of true beauty.

Whether serving the Mountain King, or scolding his grandson Peter, runs, arpeggios and long tones are fair game for the Bassoon’s interpretations.

If you think you’ve got what it takes to handle this instrument, prove it.