Overhaul and
Jura Radzevich

First prize at the International
Bassoon Competition Rimskij-Korsakov St. Petersburg

The young bassoonist of the Mariinsky Theatre St. Petersburg, Jura Radzevich, achieved the first prize at the International Bassoon Competition held in November 2008. Our warmest congratulations!

Jura Radzevich performs on a Püchner bassoon model 23.

First prize winner Rodion Tolmachev

Rodion Tolmachev Rodion Tolmachev was born in 1978 in Uzbekistan. He started his music studies at the age of six. Since 1998 till 2003 he studied at the St. Petersburg State Conservatory with Prof. K. Sokolov, followed by studies with Prof. Dag Jensen at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hannover (Germany). Since 2000 he is princ. bassoon at the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, St. Petersburg.

He is winner of the First Prize of the All-Russian Wind Competition (St. Petersburg, 2000), he achieved the third prize at the International Quintet Competition (Munich, 2001) and the „Grand-Prix“ at the Japan Wind and Percussion Competition (Tokyo, 2007). Recently he became First prize winner at the 2008 IDRS Gillet-Fox Competition for bassoon in Provo, Utah, USA. Rodion Tolmachev performs on a Püchner bassoon.

Bassoon repairs in Brazil

Mauro Lucio Silva Ávila, bassoonist at the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra, Rio de Janeiro has successfully completed a repair training in our workshop in Nauheim in January/February 2008 and is available to carry out adjustments and bassoon repairs in Brazil. Please consult:

Mauro Lucio Silva Ávila
Bassoonist at the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra, Rio de Janeiro
Phone: 0055-97695947

Mauro Lucio SilvaÁvila

„Mauro is busy repairing during the oboe-bassoon festival in São Paulo in August 2008“