Andrey Kuniavsky

Principal bassoonist of the St. Petersburg Academic Philharmonia
Principal bassoonist of the St. Petersburg Music Hall Theatre
Lecturer at the St. Petersburg Conservatory named after N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov

Born in Leningrad, Russia in 1983. Graduated from the graduate school of St. Petersburg Conservatory named after N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov.

2003 – Kiev International Bassoon Competition, 1st Prize
2010 – “St. Petersburg Spring” International Competition, Grand Prize
2013 – 3rd Rimsky-Korsakov International Competition, Woodwind Quintet, 1st Prize
2015 – 8th St. Petersburg International Competition, Grand Prize
2016 – Maria Yudina International Competition, 1st Prize
2016 – 2nd All Russia Music Competition, Woodwind Quintet 1st Prize

József Bánfi

Bassoonist of the Hungarian State Opera Orchestra
Assistant Professor at Budapest Vienna Music School

Born in Hungary in 1985. Graduated from Weiner Leo Music Academy, and the graduate school of the Franz Liszt Academy of Music, Graduate School.

Oláh Dezső – Hungarian Dreams [Hunnia Records & EMI]

Susana Schlaen

Principal bassoonist of the Rosario Symphonic Orchestra
Lecturer at the Rosario Municipal School of Music

Born in Rosario, Argentina. She studied bassoon in Buenos Aires with Pedro Chiambaretta. She is a founding member of La Sociedad de los 5 Vientos, with whom she plays woodwind repertoire since 1994. She teaches bassoon in the Rosario Municipal School of Music.
In 2002 she joined Rosario Municipal Woodwind Quintet. She plays in Rosario Symphonic Orchestra since 2006. In 2013 she won the audition for First Bassoon in this orchestra where she is now performing.