Ole Kristian Dahl

Masterclass Bassoon

photo: Anna Hult

22 – 29 April 2025
Masterclass bassoon
Prof. Ole Kristian Dahl, Mannheim

Course repertoire: freely selectable
Masterclass, individual lessons
Audition training
Reed making

Course start: Tuesday, 22 April 2025, in the afternoon
End of course: Sunday, 29 April 2025, after lunch

395.00 Euro course fees/active for professionals
360.00 Euro course fees/active for students
150.00 Euro Course fees for passive participants
550.00 Euro Costs for accommodation (double room) incl. full board at the Forum Artium
Single room supplement: 25.00 Euro per day if available
Provisional flat rate for energy costs: 2.00 euros per day/person
For participation without accommodation/catering 120.00 Euro surcharge

Ole Kristian Dahl (b. Trondheim, Norway) is currently professor at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst – Mannheim. He began playing bassoon at the age of twelve, and at sixteen began studying with Robert Rønnes at the University of Stavanger (Norway). He continued his studies at the Conservatoire Superieur de Musique – Genève (Switzerland) with Professor Roger Birnstingl where he won first prize at the CIEN Riddes Schweiz competition in 1998. In the same year he won his first job as solo bassoon in the Malaysian Philharmonic in Kuala Lumpur, and completed his studies in Geneva. During his time in Malaysia, Ole continued his studies at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater, und Medien – Hannover (Germany) with Professor Dag Jensen.

In 2000, Ole won the solo bassoon job in the Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Copenhagen (Denmark), and in 2002 won the same position in WDR Symphony Orchestra – Cologne (West Deutsche Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester – Köln). Since 2016 Ole has been acting solo bassoon in the Swedish National Orchestra: Gothenburg Symphony. In addition, he has played with the Berlin Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic, NDR Hamburg, DSO Berlin, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Oslo Philharmonic, and Norwegian Chamber Orchestra. He has also performed with the Linos Ensemble.

As a dedicated educator, Professor Dahl has taught at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus, Folkwang Universität in Essen, and in 2008 won the professorship at the Hochschule für Musik in Mannheim (Muho Mannheim) where he currently teaches as successor to the renowned Professor Alfred Rinderspacher. Ole hold the position of Visiting Bassoon Professor at the Royal College of Music, London, since 2017. After 10 years in MuHo Mannheim his students hold/have held 50 jobs in orchestras such as München Philharmoniker, NDR Hamburg, Danish, Swedish and Finnish Radiosymphonies, Stockholm Philharmonic, Gothenburg Symphony, Rotterdam Philharmonic, CBSO Birmingham and Hallé Orchestra, Manchester.

Ole’s passion for teaching has resulted in a high demand for master classes all over the world.

His former students are now teaching in Copenhagen (Halvorsen/Stevensson), Stockholm (Ekdahl), Hague (Tuls), Birmingham (Henriques).

Ole plays a fourteen-thousand Heckel with a CC1XL bocal.