Utrecht, The Netherlands, July 21-23

The Next Level 

Utrecht, The Netherlands, July 21-23 2017

A major festival for the oboe and the bassoon.

Come and listen to what's new for oboe and bassoon. New music, new repartoire, new techniques, ergonomics, maintenance, amplified playing, jazz improvisation. 
We'll show the newest instruments, insights and accessories.

There will be concerts, masterclasses, workshop, lectures and a full-size exhibition with oboe and bassoon makers as well as reed makers, reed machine makers, repairmen and sheet music sellers.

Your Program

Master classes and public lessons given by renowned teachers.

Lectures on ergonomics, instrument maintenance, ergonomics, the industrial development of the bassoon over the last century and much more.

Recitals by well known and not yet well known soloists.

Every night a big concert and during daytime small performances, open lessons, master classes, lectures and workshops.

The programm will be filled-in during the coming weeks and updated in the website

Your Soloists

Bassoon artists:

Bram van Sambeek 

Alexandre Silvério

Oboe artists:

Marlies van Gangelen 

Piet van Bockstal

Pauline Oostenrijk

Christopher Redgrave e.a.


For the first time in over 20 years, there will be a major exhibition in The Netherlands with instruments makers, accessory and reed suppliers and sheet music publishers, right in the heart of the medieval city of Utrecht.

The exhibition is open on Saturday and Sunday, 10.00-20.00 hrs.

Would you like to be a vendor? Contact The Office


Friday 20:00 hrs. Opening concert with a.o. Bram van Sambeek bassoon, Marlies van Gangelen oboe

Saturday 20:00 hrs. Gala-Concert with a.o. Alexandre Silvério bassoon

Sunday 17:00 hrs. crazy fun super Final Concert

Saturday and Sunday all day through there will be small concerts,masterclasses and workshops.

Your masterclasses and masterworkshops

Saturday and Sunday all day 9.00 - 19.00 hrs 

Order Your EARLY BIRD Tickets

Don't miss it! Be part of this great festival and get your tickets now!

Order your Early Bird tickets now. It is cheaper and you'll be sure to have your place at this spectacle!

(At the desk at the festival the prices will be higher)

Dutch Bassoon Academy

The Dutch Double Reed Festival is fitted in between two weeks of high level bassoon courses for bachelor and advanced bachelor students and professionals.

The Dutch Bassoon Academy.

Have a look at the website of this really Next Level of Bassoon playing 

Practical information

Location of the Dutch Double Reed Festival

Domplein 4, Utrecht, NL (google maps)

About Utrecht (link Summerschool)
Parking in the center of Utrecht is possible in parking garages This is expensive. There is free parking away from the center.

Housing (hotels with a discount)

Food and drinks at the festival:

There is a small counter at the festival. You will find a lot of bars and restaurants just around the corner.

master classes and master courses

Oboe classes

Marlies van Gangelen 

and others

Bassoon classes

Alexandre Silvério, Johan Steinmann and others

Mixed classes and concerts

ergonomics, bassoon voicing, amplified playing. Alexandre Silverio and others

Your Staff

Maarten Vonk, bassoon repair expert

Freek Sluijs, 30+ yrs 2nd bassoon Radio Filharmonisch Orkest

Dorine Jansma, pro oboist, teacher Amsterdam Conservatory

Peter Hendriksz, oboe repair expert

Annelies Hoddenbagh, exhibition office

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