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Diego Chenna


Diego Chenna studied with Vincenzo Menghini in Turin and furthered his studies in Stuttgart with Sergio Azzolini.

After winning first prize at the ‘F. Gillet IDRS International Competition’ in the USA, he embarked on a brilliant career that led him to play in the world’s most prestigious halls and collaborate with artists such as C. Abbado, H. Holliger, V. Gergiev, J. Widmann, A. Lonquich, E. Hobart, Y. Bashmet, G. Kremer.

Bassoon soloist of the Irish Chamber Orchestra and member of the Swiss Chamber Concerts, he has always dedicated himself to rediscovering forgotten works and creating new compositions for his instrument.

He is currently professor of chamber music at the University of Music Freiburg im Breisgau.

Lightning bolts from another world. Thanks to elegant and expressive musicians such as the extrovert bassoonist Diego Chenna, the ‘galant’ works of the 18th century are as exciting today as they were then. (F. Michel, Nene Zürcher Zeitung)

Passionality and reflection in perfect balance, science fiction sounds through a wooden pipe… absolutely virtuoso.
(Badische Zeitung, 24.07.09)

…finally, the bassoon gets opportunity to star…his sound is warm, rich and expansive. Diego Chenna, a bassoonist with the ‘gentle sway’ of Lester Young…
(Garreth Smith, The Daily Star)

Bassoon and harpsichord sparkle. Bassoonist Diego Chenna is astonishing for his technique and stamina…
(C.Ghe. Il Piccolo, Trieste)

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