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The DT ‘Double Trouble’ Duo, is a bassoon ensemble founded in 2009 by Tama Kott and Arnold Irchai. As there is a limited amount of quality literature for this combination, one objective of this ensemble is to commission and promote contemporary repertoire specifically written for two bassoons from different countries.

There is a growing interest in the bassoon world for this duo combination: multiple works have been commissioned and premiered to date and new pieces are currently being written. Double Trouble has given lectures, recitals and master-classes throughout the US: most recently at Murray State University, Southeast Missouri State University, University of Florida, University of Maryland, Northern Arizona University, and throughout New York. They serve as faculty at the Summit Music Festival, NY as well as festivals in Spain and Italy. Double Trouble has received multiple performance and recording grants: one in 2009 from the University of Florida that enabled production of our first compact disc titled, Duettino: International works for two bassoons that was released on the Soundview Label.

In addition to concert performing, we believe strongly in education and community outreach. In collaboration with the Ocala Symphony, other orchestras, and institutions, the duo has presented programs, master-classes, and clinics in public schools throughout the country.

Arnold Irchai, 222CL / Tama Kott, 150E

Lia Uribe Southern/ Moosmann 150E

Lia Uribe Southern, is the Assistant Professor of Bassoon at the University of Arkansas, Principal Bassoonist of SoNA (Symphony Orchestra of Northwest Arkansas) and SDCO (Springfield-Drury Civic Orchestra), and Assistant Principal Bassoonist of Ft. Smith Symphony. Dr. Uribe Southern maintains an active career as a chamber musician, orchestral player and artist-teacher. Her international work includes venues and festivals in Colombia, Canada, Costa Rica, Finland, Germany, Puerto Rico and Ecuador, and multiple venues in the United States, including most recently the Eutiner Festspiele, International Bassoon Festival in Bogota, and the International Double Reed Society 2011 and 2012 conferences. She performs on regular basis with the Lyrique Quintette and Ensemble 21.

Originally from Cali, Colombia, she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Bassoon Performance from Universidad Nacional de Colombia in Bogotá as a student of Mr. Sigfried Miklin. While in Colombia, she played with the Orquesta Filarmonica de Bogota, Orquesta Sinfonica de Colombia, Orquesta de la Opera de Colombia, and Orquesta Sinfonica del Valle, and also taught bassoon at the Javeriana University. After graduation, Dr. Uribe Southern attended the Banff Centre for the Arts in Alberta, Canada, for a fall and winter residency. Lia Southern earned her Master of Music degree from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville under the tutelage of Dr. Richard Ramey, and her Doctorate of Musical Arts at the University of Kansas with Dr. Eric Stomberg.  

Jason Worzbyt / Moosmann 150E

Jason Worzbyt is Associate Professor of bassoon and
conductor of the Concert Band at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He holds a B.S. in music education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Music in wind
conducting and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in bassoon performance at the University of North Texas. He has studied bassoon with Kathleen Reynolds, principal bassoonist of the
Dallas Opera Orchestra and professor of bassoon at the
University of North Texas; Kristen Wolfe Jensen, professor of bassoon at the University of Texas; and David T. Borst, Professor Emeritus of bassoon at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and principal bassoonist of the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra. His conducting teachers include Jack Stamp, Director of Band Studies at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Eugene Corporon,
 Director of Wind Studies at the University of North Texas.

When she turned 17, Morgan Davison was a
senior at Interlochen Arts Academy, studying with Eric Stomberg. Recently, she was the winner of the Senior Division at the 2013 Asian Double Reed Association International Competition. Morgan is looking forwardto playing the Weber Concerto with the Lakewood Symphony Orchestra in the Spring
of 2015. She greatly enjoys her Moosmann 222E.

Morgans Full Bio

Morgan Davison /Moosmann  222E

Martin Kuuskmann / Moosmann  222E

Estonian-born and American-based genre bending bassoon virtuoso, Martin Kuuskmann, is reputed as one of the leading instrumentalists around. The New York Times praised Kuuskmann’s playing as "dynamic…amazing…stunning…" and in 2008 he received a Grammy Nomination for his recording of David Chesky’s bassoon concerto.

Kuuskmann's 2012/13 season includes concertos with Orchestre de la Suisse Romande under Neeme Järvi, EnB1 Ensemble (Norway), Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, solo recitals in North-America and Europe. He has been soloist in the New York Philharmonic series with Berio Sequenza XII and with numerous orchestras and festivals across the world. Kuuskmann has premiered eight concertos written for him by leading composers including Eino Tamberg, Erkki-Sven Tüür, Christopher Theofanidis, D. Chesky, and in 2012/13 will be premiering concerto by Miguel Kertsman.

His most recent CD with reconstructed concertos of J.S.Bach is being released under Simax Records in 2012 September.

A graduate of the Yale and the Manhattan Schools of Music, Kuuskmann studied with Stephen Maxym and Frank Morelli. Principal bassoonist of Absolute Ensemble, Kuuskmann is a co-founder of the Mann Trio along with Christoph Hartmann and pianist Havard Gimse, and is the woodwind coach of the Berlin based Baltic Youth Philharmonic. He is on the Bassoon Faculty at the Manhattan School of Music and the Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle. As a Moosmann artist, Kuuskmann plays on the model 222E.

“2008 is, on top of being Moosmann’s 25th anniversary in bassoon making,  my 10th anniversary playing on these wonderful instruments. I can only wish many other players will join the Moosmann family and discover how playing the bassoon is easy and enjoyable with a Moosmann bassoon. The Party for the 50th anniversary (and my planned 35th!!) will be even greater!! Congratulation and Happy

A renowned bassoonist, Mathieu Lussier is much in demand in North America, particularly in baroque music, He performs with such ensembles as Les Violons Du Roy (Québec), l'Ensemble Arion (Montreal), Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra (Toronto), Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra and with Cleveland Baroque Orchestra "Apollo's Fire". He teaches baroque bassoon at McGill University and modern bassoon at Conservatoire de Musique du Québec à Montréal. Mathieu Lussier is dedicated to chamber music, and is a member of Ensemble Pentaèdre, Caliban Quartet of Bassoonists of Toronto and Musica Franca. Among his numerous recordings as a soloist, are the Concerto for Oboe and Bassoon in G major by Vivaldi, the first recording of Graupner's Concerto in B flat major, and a CD of Michel Corrette's music with "Les Voix Humaines" duet. He also recorded a whole CD of works for bassoon and strings by François Devienne and a CD with Sonates pour deux basses by Joseph Bodin de Boismortier with Musica Franca. Recently released is a CD of concertos by Vivaldi, recorded with Claire Guimond and Arion.

Mathieu Lussier /  Moosmann  222A

Scott Pool /  Moosmann 200A & 222AP

More information about the activities of Scott Pool and the UTA Bassoon Studio can be found at:


Scott Pool is currently the Assistant Professor of Bassoon at the University of Texas at Arlington, where he began his tenure in the fall of 2009. Prior to his appointment at UTA, Scott was the Associate Professor of Bassoon at Georgia’s Valdosta State University. In 2008, he became a faculty member of the Schlern International Music Festival in Voëls am Schlern, Italy where he coaches and performs chamber music. A proponent of new music, Scott’s performances often include new works and solo commissions; his premier of Chris Arrell’s Blur for Solo Bassoon was presented at Georgia’s acclaimed Spivey Hall in 2007. Recognized as a Moosmann Artist, Scott has performed concerts and recitals throughout North and South America and Europe, and his bassoon performances have been featured on National Public Radio and from local to national television broadcasts. He is also an active member of the International Double Reed Society with numerous conference performances and presentations; his latest performance was featured at the 2009 conference in Birmingham, England. Scott has served as principal bassoon with the Valdosta Symphony Orchestra and the Albany (GA) Symphony Orchestra, and was bassoonist with the Cypress Chamber Players. He has also performed with the Tucson Pops, the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra Symphonica UANL of Monterry, Mexico and the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, and was also an active musical participant with Oklahoma City’s Lyric Theater and the Arizona Theater Company. In addition to the bassoon studio at UTA, Scott teaches courses on Music Theory and Ear Training. Prior to completing the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Arizona, Scott earned music degrees from the University of Oklahoma and the University of Central Oklahoma. He has studied with Will Dietz of Tucson, Arizona and Carl Rath of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.


Chin Hing Sang
 Principal Bassoon, Hong Kong Sinfonietta


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Chin Hing Sang
With my lovely Moosmann 200AP

Carl Rath /  Moosmann 222CL

Carl Rath is the new Professor of Bassoon at the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music following his tenure at the University of Oklahoma School of Music, where he has been honored as Emeritus Professor of Music. Rath’s performing experience has included Principal Bassoon in the OKC Philharmonic, Fox Valley (WI), Oshkosh (WI), and Classical Music Festival (Austria) orchestras, plus chamber music performance in the Oklahoma Woodwind Quintet, Brightmusic (OKC), and numerous collaborative recitals with colleagues. He is a frequent performer at International Double Reed Society conferences and hosted the 39th Conference in 2010 at the University of Oklahoma. He has taught master classes and/or performed concertos or recitals in Hungary, Austria, England, Argentina, China, Taiwan, and throughout the U.S. He is on the summer music faculties for the Red Lodge (MT) Music Festival and the Bocal Music Camps in Dallas. His performances have been heard on national and international radio programs, as well as on five compact discs. He was a Quarter-finalist in the Concert Artists Guild Competition and performed in Carnegie Hall with the Oklahoma Woodwind Quintet. Rath is an advocate for bassoon ensemble performance, forming both the Sooner Bassooners and International Bassoon Quartet to provide an unique experience for students, professionals, and audiences. The concerts primarily feature his own arrangements which range from orchestra compositions to television/movie themes to popular music, including musicals, jazz, and rock-and-roll!

A ‘child of the 60s,’ Rath’s love of The Beatles and popular music inspired him to develop courses in Rock-and-Roll History, as well as The Beatles. He is the conductor for 1964 the Tribute, described by Rolling Stone as ‘the best Beatles tribute ever,’ and is an original member and drummer of a popular classic rock band, MidLife Crysis, since 1990.


Avery Bree is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music. He is a free lance bassoonist and teacher in the Philadelphia and surrounding areas.

Making the switch from a Heckel bassoon to a Moosmann bassoon was something I was glad I did. I currently play on a Model 222. I have tried all the models and one of the things that impress’s me is the ease of playing from the bottom to the top with every note in tune. The instruments are crafted meticulously with attention to every detail. Having met Mr. Moosmann and speaking with him, one can see how important it is to him to create an outstanding instrument. Having so many models to choose from allows an individual to find a bassoon for his or her needs and price. You can’t find a better bassoon for value and quality.


Avery Bree  Moosmann 222AP  & 150E

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Andrea Merenzon /  Moosmann 222

Contrabassoonist of the Buenos Aires Philharmonic (Teatro Colon) and Bassoonist of the Numen Wind Quintet,
Andrea Merenzon has won much recognition for her work in promoting  Latin American music for the bassoon.

With support from the National Fund for the Arts, she created in 1993 the first catalogue of works for bassoon by Argentine composers. She has been a soloist with many American and European orchestras and has recorded 'Argentine Music for the Bassoon ' for CIRCE.

Born in Bolzano in 1962,
Stefano Vicentini graduated with highest honors from the Coservatorio di Musica Claudio Monteverdi in 1981. From 1981-83 he was Solo Bassoon with "I Solisti Veneit" performing in South America and throughout Western Europe. In 1983-85 he was Prinicpal Bassoon in the teatro all Scala in Milano. In 1986, he taught at Indiana University and performed recitals in Chicago, New York, Cleveland, Indianapolis and Blooington. He teaches at the Bolzano Conservatorio and plays Prinicpal Bassoon in Maggioe Musicale Florentino, conducted by Zubin Mehta.

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Stefano Vicentini /  Moosmann 150A

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Michel Bettez /  Moosmann 222AP

Principal Bassoon with the Orchestra Metropolitain since 1984, Michel Bettez,
a graduate of the Montreal Conservatory and the Musik Hochschule in Munich, is also a member of the Nouvel Ensemble Modern (NEM), and Prinicpal Bassoon of the Orchestre Symphonique de Laval.

He has also played with the Montreal Symphony, the McGill Chamber Orchestra, I Musici de Montreal, The Orchestre de Chambre de Radio Canada (Montreal), Les Vents de Montreal and the woodwind quintet Pentaedre.

You can listen to and see my orchestra (and me) on the internet....

A Bassoon Circus (excerpts), by Maxime Goulet, Michel Bettez & OSL

Weber - Concerto - Allegro ma non troppo

Paul Hanson is a Bay Area musician and composer who is gaining international recognition for his unique bassoon playing. His repertoire incorporates aspects of jazz, funk, world folk music, contemporary classical and electronic music.

Paul  was the 1996 Grand Prize Winner of JAZZIZ Magazine¹s Woodwinds on Fire Contest. Paul was also recipient of a 1995 NEA Jazz Fellowship Grant, and his first album THE LAST ROMANTICS received Best Jazz Recording for January 1994 from Audiophile Magazine of Japan. Paul was the 1984 winner
of the Robert Mondavi Concerto Competition and was guest soloist with the Napa Symphony Orchestra.

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Paul Hanson /  Moosmann 200AP

Paul Hanson / Bassoon

As an improvising bassoonist-Paul has recorded and/or performed
with Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Wayne Shorter, Medeski Martin
& Wood, Bob Weir’s RATDOG, Peter Erskine, Billy Childs, Billy Higgins,
Ray Charles, Charlie Hunter, T. Lavitz from Dixie Dregs, Jeff Sipe,
Jonas Hellborg, Omar Sosa, Bob Moses, Kai Eckhardt, Peter
Apfelbaum and the Hieroglyphics Ensemble, The Paul Dresher Ensemble,
DAVKA, St. Joseph Ballet Company, The Klezmorim, Cirque Du Soleil,
as jazz soloist with the Oakland Eastbay Symphony Orchestra, as classical
soloist with the Napa Symphony Orchestra (non-improvising) and many more.
He currently is performing in the role he created as bassoonist in
Cirque Du Soleil's ZED as directed by Francois Girard (The Red Violin, Silk).
Roger Soren/  Moosmann 150E

 Roger Soren has joined the Colorado Symphony after 22 seasons as the Assistant Principal Bassoonist and Contrabassoonist of the Louisville Orchestra, appearing 3 times as soloist with this ensemble(including the North American premiere of "Hell's Angels" for 3 Bassoons and Contrabassoons and Orchestra in 2000). He is also Principal Bassoonist of the Louisville Bach Society Orchestra and will appear as soloist with them in the Vanhal Concerto for 2 bassoons in 2010. A former member of the Jacksonville and Indianapolis Symphonies, Roger has also performed with the Montreal, Cincinnati, Grant Park, Nashville and Chautauqua Symphonies. An active educator, Roger has given master classes at the Universities of North Texas, Illinois, Tennessee, Kentucky, Louisville, Ball State, North Carolina School of the Arts, and been the Guest Artist at Double Reeds Day(s) at both Western Kentucky University and University of Central Arkansas. He is currently the Instructor of Bassoon at Western Kentucky University and has been a faculty member at the Summer Bassoon Extravaganza at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia since 2007.

Mathew Morris / Moosmann 200AP
B.Mus. East Carolina University, MM Baylor University. Studied with Jon Pederson, Brian Kershner, and William Winstead. He has appeared in numerous festivals, concert series, radio and television broadcasts, studio recordings, chamber music series, and orchestral concerts in the US and abroad, including appearances at Carnegie Hall, the Bolshoi Theater, and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC. In 2008, Mr. Morris joined the Ohio University faculty as visiting assistant professor of bassoon.


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Krassimir Ivanov is now in his forth season as Principal bassoonist for the Catskill Symphony Orchestra.
Native of Bulgaria, he began studying the piano at age six and the bassoon as age twelve. At age 18 he made his debut as a soloist with Pleven Philharmonic performing Weber bassoon concerto. In 1992, Mr. Ivanov accepted the principal bassoon position in the Orquestra Sinfonicade Ribeirao Preto, Brazil.

Krassimir holds a Master of Music Degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, and Artist Diploma in Bassoon Performance from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA. He has performed in Bulgaria, Italy, France, Brazil, Mexico and USA.

Currently he teaches at The College of Saint Rose, Colgate University, and Hartwick College Summer Music Festival.

Krassimir Ivanov  /  Moosmann 150AP


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