Marco Taraddei

Bassoon, Improvisation, Music Theory

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Italian bassoonist, trained in both Classical Bassoon and Jazz Music. One of the few improvisors with bassoon in the world. Also hard-working into classical (and pop too) world. He had concerts in Italy, France, Switzerland, Spain, Netherlands, Germany, England, USA. Including exclusive concert halls like Teatro alla Scala, Teatro La Fenice, Auditorium RAI, Lugano Arte Cultura, Taipei Arena, Boston University. He recorded for ECM, Carisch and “Auditorium Parco della Musica" Records, Teriyaki Records, Universal Music.

Complete resume attached.


BA in Classical Bassoon at ISSM Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali "G.Donizetti", Bergamo (Italy)

MA in Jazz Disciplines at Conservatorio "G.Verdi", Milano (Italy)

MA in Bassoon Performance at ZHdK Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, Zürich (Switzerland)


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Learning music through a peculiar instrument like bassoon can be a wonderful journey.

My idea is to give to the pupil the best tools I found in years of experience, which let me play different styles keeping an high quality standard. I personally believe that quality is the only real parameter that matters (genres are just labels).

The goal is to achieve a flexible and relaxed approach which makes you shape music without constraints. You'll grow confidence about the message you want to bring to people around you, through solid fundamentals shaped by logical (and, possibly, enjoyable) exercises.

We will talk of course about all the possible areas: technique, rhythm, sound, intonation, reed-making, improvisation, music theory, ear training, harmony, vibrato, special techniques (circular breathing, double tonguing, multiphonics...), classical repertoire, orchestral excerpts...

Sky is the limit. But one step at a time.

I personally refer to a method known as Simoultaneous Learning by Paul Harris (check it out if you don't know it)

Texts vary from the student's level. I used to start with the Method for bassoon, by J.Weissenborn. But I found a really interesting well-made website, here it is:

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