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master classes

FIME offers 6 high-quality masterclasses to help all players of all levels improve. 

This first edition we offer 5 bassoon masterclasses with a maximum of 3 students per teacher, with a maximum of 40 minutes for each masterclass; plus a collective masterclass  1h30min with a maximum of 8 contrabassoon students.

The distribution of the Masterclasses are as follows: 

  • Hans Agreda : Contrabassoon collective masterclass.

  • Rafael Angster and Marie Boichard : Bassoon Masterclass, French repertoire.

  • Reynold Cárdenas : Bassoon Masterclass, all levels.

  • Matthias Rácz : Bassoon Masterclass, higher level. 

  • Guilhaume Santana : Bassoon Masterclass, higher level.

  • Giorgio Versiglia : Bassoon masterclass, bassoon techniques, all levels.

To be able to register and opt for a Bassoon Masterclass as an active student:

  1. Send a link to a video on YouTube or any digital platform with the introduction and development of WAMozart's Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra in Bb Major KV191 (with or without piano); along with a brief resume , registration (as Active) and proof of la  half of the payment as an active student to the Festival (€30 equivalent as a listener), sending to _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b

  2. Submit all documents before July 25, 2022. 

  3. Once attendance has been confirmed as an active Festival student with the right to a Masterclass, the student must pay the remaining amount (€30) within a maximum period of 10 days.

  4. If the remaining payment is not made within that period, it will go to the next one on the list. 

  5. Students who cannot opt for the Masterclass will have the right to attend as a listener. 

  6. The FIME organization will distribute students to each teacher according to the level of each student. 

To be able to register and opt for the collective Contrabassoon Masterclass as an active student:

  1. Send a brief CV together with the orchestral or professional experience with the contrabassoon, indicate if you have your own contrabassoon or not; registration (as Active), proof of half of the payment as an active student to the Festival (€30 equivalent as a listener), a

  2. Submit all documents before August 1, 2022.  

  3. Once attendance has been confirmed as an active Festival student with the right to a Masterclass, the student must pay the remaining amount (€30) within a maximum period of 10 days.

  4. If the remaining payment is not made within that period, it will go to the next one on the list. 

  5. Students who cannot opt for the Masterclass will have the right to attend as a listener. 

  6. The FIME organization will provide a contrabassoon for the masterclass, but students can bring their own contrabassoon. 

  7. The FIME organization will distribute students to each teacher according to the level of each student. 

* No refund of payment will be made, unless the Festival event is canceled due to force majeure. 


Hans Agreda


He was born in Venezuela in 1981. He began his musical studies at the Universidad de Los Andes in the city of Mérida at the age of 14. He then moved to Germany to study at the Hochschule Robert Schumann in the city of Düsseldorf (Germany) with Professor Gustavo Nuñez, taking private classes with Professor Klaus Thunemann. He obtains the title of Künstlerische Instrumental Ausbildung with the highest qualification granted by this institution and takes a postgraduate Konsert Exam at the same Hochschule. 

He participated in the Scholz Bieckentach chamber music competition in the city of Düsseldorf obtaining the first prize and the public prize.

From an early age, he began his career as an orchestral musician in the National System of Youth and Children's Orchestras of Venezuela, under the direction of Maestro Gustavo Dudamel, Giusseppe Sinopoli, Claudio Abbado, among others, participating in turn as a bassoonist in the most prestigious professional orchestras of your country.

Likewise, he has been part of various professional orchestras in Europe such as: The Essener Philharmoniker, Kölner Kammerorchester, Düsseldorf Symphoniker, Mozart Orchester, among others.

He currently works as Solo Contrabassoon at the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich in Switzerland and as a professor at the Zurich University of the Arts, the University of Lucerne and the Frankfurt University of the Arts, Germany. Nomination for the “OPUS Klassik” 2020 awards for his CD “Kaleidoskop Works for Contrabassoon”

Raphael Angster


Rafael Angster was born in 1992, Strasbourg (France) where he began his French bassoon studies with Jean-Christophe Dassonville at the age of 8. He continued his studies at the National Superior Music Conservatory of Paris, CNSMDP, with teachers Gilbert Audin and Philippe Hanon, where he graduated in May 2015 with the highest marks and congratulations from the jury. 

He has received masterclasses from Laurent Lefévre and Daniele Damiano. During his studies, Rafael has had the opportunity to explore his passionate vocation for chamber music and improvisation. 

He is the co-founder of the Ensemble Ouranos and Les Francs Bassons, both with prizes in international competitions and with which he performs numerous concerts around the world. 

In 2012, he won the 2nd prize and the prize for the best interpretation of the contemporary piece at the CMWeber International Competition in Wroclaw (Poland) and was a finalist at the IDRS International Competition in Granada, in 2018. 

He is currently a solo bassoon with the Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra (France).

Marie Bouchard

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Marie began her bassoon studies with her father at the Douai Conservatory and then at the CNSM in Paris in Gilbert Audin's class, where in 2019 she unanimously obtained her Bassoon Master. 

In love with the diversity and richness of the timbres of the instruments, Marie studied baroque bassoon with Giorgio Mandolesi during her years of study at the Paris conservatory, as well as the recorder with Pascale Imbert, Sébastien Marq and Héloïse Gaillard before obtain the improvement prize at the CRR in Paris. 


From a very young age, he participated in projects that made him discover music in all its aspects, through young orchestras such as the French Youth Orchestra, or professional orchestras such as the French Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, the French National Orchestra, the Stuttgart Chamber, or in smaller formations such as recitals, trio of reeds, quintets or baroque ensemble. 


Marie was the second prize winner of the Muri International Competition in 2016, winner of the Aeolus International Competition in 2018 and semi-finalist in the ARD Music Competition in 2019. 

In that same year, he wins the position of Solo Contrabassoon in the Paris Opera Orchestra and since June 2021 and is currently Solo-Principal Bassoon of the National Orchestra of France.

Reynold Cardenas

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Born in the city of Matanzas (Cuba). He began his bassoon studies at the “Escuela Vocacional de Artes” in his hometown with his own father, Mario Cárdenas, as his first teacher. Later, he moved to Havana to continue his studies at the “Escuela Nacional de Artes” with professors Juan Vega and Héctor Manresa, graduating in 1991 with the highest marks. In that same year he was awarded the position of soloist bassoon in the "National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba" and professor at the "National School of Arts".


In 1995 he founded the "Trío Cervantes", a group that has been awarded various prizes, including: First Prize "Ciudad de Manresa", Second prize in the chamber music contest "Montserrat Alavedra" and the nomination for the Latin Grammy in 2010 for the album “Los Muñecos”.

He has received classes from professors Vicenzo Menghini, Klaus Thunemann and Sergio Azzolini, with whom he has had the privilege of sharing the stage in concert.


Currently, he is a solo bassoon with the "Orquesta de Extremadura" and teaches courses in

refinement of bassoon technique.

Guilhaume Santana

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Born in Toulouse, Guilhaume Santana studied violin for 10 years at the local music conservatory before dedicating himself exclusively to the bassoon.  The French-Chilean musician studied with teachers Dag Jensen (Hannover) and Stefan Schweigert (Berlin Karajan Academy).  He was awarded the Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Prize in Berlin and first prize at the Wattrelos Competition for Young Soloists.

A regular guest of major orchestras, Guilhaume performs with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, Bayerische Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, playing under the batons of Sir Simon Rattle, Daniel Barenboim, Christian Thielemann, Riccardo Chailly, Pierre Boulez ,  Zubin Mehta, etc.

As a soloist, Guilhaume performs the most varied repertoire of his instrument as well as his own arrangements with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Munich Symphony Orchestra, Warsaw Sinfonia, Budapest Radio Orchestra, Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, Orquesta do Paraná, Kurpfälzisches Kammerorchester Mannheim , Deutsche Radio Philharmonie and the Orchestra Mozart under the baton of Maestros Claudio Abbado, Karel-Marc Chichon, Gustavo Gimeno, Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla, as well as in recordings for the Deutsche Grammophon and Claves labels and the main German radio stations.


Among other internationally acclaimed recordings, the Deutsche Grammophon label publishes the testimony of his long collaboration with the late Maestro Claudio Abbado, who had a profound influence on the career and musicality of the bassoonist  (Concerto for bassoon and WAMozart Orchestra, Mozart and Haydn Symphonies Concertantes).


His chamber music activities take him to the Kammermusiksaal of the Berlin Philharmonic, Zankel Hall of Carnegie Hall in New York or Concertgebouw Amsterdam, collaborating with Emmanuel Ax, Till Fellner, Tabea Zimmermann, Giuliano Carmignola, Albrecht Mayer, the Berliner Barocksolisten o_cc781905- 5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_ Sabine Meyer and her Wind Ensemble.


As previous teaching activities, he was a professor at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, the Higher Conservatory of Music in Strasbourg and at the Freiburg University of Music. He is currently professor of bassoon and chamber music at the Saarbrücken University of Music and visiting professor at the Esmuc in Barcelona.

Guilhaume Santana is solo bassoon with the prestigious Lucerne Festival Orchestra and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. He held the same position for 10 seasons with the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie and the Orchestra Mozart in Bologna. 

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Matthias Racz

Matthias Rácz began his first musical training during his school days in Berlin. He continued his studies with Prof. Dag Jensen at the Hannover University of Music and Theater. He has obtained various awards such as the International Music Competition of Bayreuth 'Pacem in Terris' in 2000 he received the 3rd prize in the general classification of all woodwind instruments. In 2002, the 1st prize at the "Prague Spring" international music betting competition followed and the same year he also won the ARD International Music Competition in Munich.

Since the beginning of his career, Matthias Rácz has been very committed to the advancement of young talents. Despite his young age, he was invited in 2003 by Master Seiji Ozawa to Japan as a teacher of his academic project 'Opera Ongaku-juku', he is invited as a teacher to give Masterclasses all over the world._cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b -136bad5cf58d_

At the age of 21 he was the principal bassoonist of the Cologne Gürzenich Orchestra. He has been solo bassoon with renowned orchestras with which he continues to collaborate, including the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra, the Orquesta della Svizzera Italiana, the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra and the Ensemble Resonanz. . He is a guest at many major music festivals such as the Rheingau Music Festival, Schleswig Holstein Music Festival, Schwetzingen Mozart Festival and Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

His CD productions - including the Northwest German Philharmonic Orchestra and the main bassoon concertos by Mozart, Hummel and Weber and more recently with the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra and mainly French works for bassoon and small orchestra, both under the baton of Johannes Klumpp.

Since 2003 he has been solo bassoon with the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra and with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra under the direction of Riccardo Chailly.  He is also artistic director for bassoon at 'The Muri Competition' in Switzerland and holds the bassoon chair at the Zurich University of Letters.

Matthias is a brand ambassador for the leading American bassoon manufacturer 'Fox Products Corporation'.

Giorgio Versiglia

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Giorgio Versiglia was born in Pavia (1962) and began his studies with Sandro Vernasca at the Piacenza Conservatory. Later, he graduated from the Gaetano Donizetti Conservatory in Bergamo with Maestro Ovidio Danzi, with the Simon Mayr Award, for the best grades of the class. 

Giorgio has collaborated with numerous orchestras as a solo bassoon such as the Milan Scala Orchestra, Scala Philharmonic Orchestra, Rome Opera House, RTSI Lugano, Italian Philharmonic Orchestra, Bologna Chamber Orchestra, Teatro Regio Orchestra in Parma, Stabile Orchestra from Bergamo, etc.

He has given numerous masterclasses for bassoon and construction of bassoon reeds, such as at the “AYO Asian Youth Orchestra” in Hong Kong, the Shanghai Conservatory, at “El Sistema” in Venezuela, at the CNSM in Paris and Lyon, Boston University, University of New Hampshire and Dartmouth College, Zurich University of the Arts, Lisbon Metropolitan School of Music, ESMAE of Porto, Higher School of Music of Catalonia, Higher Conservatory of Music of Aragon, etc. 

He has collaborated with the Euphonia publishing house for revisions of the bassoon methods used in Italian conservatories and has published the "Technical Method for Bassoon" and the collection of "Quartets for four bassoons" with the Carisch publishing house._cc781905-5cde- 3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_

Since 2009 he has been a visiting professor for masterclasses at the Sebino International Summer Festival in Italy. 

He is currently professor of bassoon at the G.Donizetti Conservatory of Music in Bergamo.

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