Theo Plath, Fagott

BIOGRAPHY

Theo Plath took his first bassoon lessons with Prof. Nikolaus Maler. Since 2009 he has been studying under Prof. Dag Jensen at the "Hochschule für Musik und Theater" in Munich, where he currently pursuing his Master of Music. Further inspiration he received by taking masterclasses with Prof. Sergio Azzolini and Prof. Klaus Thunemann.

Having been a longtime member of the National Youth Orchestra of Germany, Theo Plath has often been invited to play in important orchestras such as the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, the WDR Sinfonieorchester and the NDR Elbphilharmonieorchester. In 2018, he became principal bassoonist of the Deutsche Radiophilharmonie Saarbrücken-Kaiserslautern.

In addition to winning first prizes at numerous national and international competitions, such as the "International Crusell Bassoon Competition in Uusikaupunki, Finnland 2011", the "Aeolus International Wind Competition 2012" and the "Munich Gasteig Musikpreis 2014", Theo is also recipient of numerous scholarships such as the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben and the Mozart Gesellschaft Dortmund. In 2018 he wins the prize of the "Deutscher Musikwettbewerb"

As avid chamber musician, Theo has performed at significant festivals throughout Europe including the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the Davos Festival an the Festival "Spannungen" at Heimbach, performing with musicians like Antje Weithaas, Lars Vogt, Vilde Frang, CHristian Tetzlaff and Maximilian Hornung.

He is also member of the Monet Bläserquintett, which has won prizes in the Concours International de Musique de Chambre de Lyon and the Deutscher Musikwettbewerb and plays in concert halls such as the Opéra de Lyon and the Konzerthaus Dortmund.

Since 2016, Theo Plath has regulary been involved in the project "Rhapsody in School", where he can pass on the students his love for classical music.

In February 2015, Theo Plath's first CD was released. He plays the Sinfonia concertante by W.A. Mozart with Ramón Ortega Quero, Sebastian Manz, MArc Gruber and the Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen under the baton of Ola Rudner.