Today I was listening to the semifinal round of the international Crusell Bassoon Competition which is currently being held during the Crusell Music Festival here in Uusikaupunki, Finland. I must honestly say that although I am a musician, I had never heard the bassoon as a solo instrument and didn’t even know that it is capable of doing some really interesting things. What a beautiful instrument it is!
The round was held in the local church center and it was quite unpleasant to be there (+27 Celsius degrees and no AC), but anyway it was a nice experience. I’ll definitely buy a ticket for the final round on Friday!