Andrea Bressan is playing as principal bassoon of the Budapest Festival Orchestra since 1999.
He has collaborated as principal bassoon with Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre de chambre de Lausanne, I Solisti Veneti, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, I Virtuosi Italiani and with the most important Opera Theatres of Italy (Teatro Regio Torino, Teatro “la Fenice” Venezia, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma) with conductors such as Iván Fischer, Claudio Abbado, Daniel Harding, Franz Welser-Möst, Jeffrey Tate, playing on tour in the most important concert halls of the world (Europe, USA, South America, Japan, China).
As soloist he has played most of the bassoon solo concertos with the Budapest Festival Orchestra, I Solisti Veneti, Serenissima Chamber Orchestra, Interpreti Veneziani, I Solisti Italiani, Orchestra Stravinskij, Orchestra da Camera del Friuli, performing in Italy, Germany, Austria, Hungary, France, Australia and South America and recording Cdes for the labels Brilliant, CPO, Denon. He got a special mention at the International competition Viotti in Vercelli (Italy) in 1985, the first prize at the international competition in Tradate (Italy) in 1989, the first prize at the Sándor Végh competition of Budapest in 2014.
Beside his activity as modern bassoonist, since last 20 years Andrea is playing baroque and classical bassoon in orchestra and as soloist with Venice Baroque Orchestra, Concerto Italiano, Accademia Bizantina, Baltasar Neumann Ensemble, Zefiro Ensemble, conducted by Jordi Savall, Sigiswald Kuijken, Cristopher Hogwood, Reinhard Goebel, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Thomas Hengelbrock, Andrea Marcon, Giovanni Antonini. With the baroque bassoon he has recorded several Operas and instrumental musics with the labels Naive, Deutsche Grammophone, Denon, and all the “concerti a cinque” by Antonio Vivaldi (Arte dell’Arco, Brilliant) and the Vivaldi concerto in E minor for cello and bassoon by (soloist with Mario Brunello, Egea).
He’s also interested to jazz music, contemporary music and involved in musical projects of improvisation, playing since 20 years in duo with the vibraphonist Saverio Tasca and collaborating with musicians like Paolo Fresu, Markus Stockhausen and Gianluigi Trovesi. He has recorded for the label Brilliant the whole repertoire for bassoon solo and with ensemble of the contemporary french composer Philippe Hersant.
He has given courses and Master Classes for modern and baroque bassoon in Italy, Austria, Hungary, Germany, Belgium, Turkey, Brasil.
He’s actually the bassoon teacher at the Conservatorio “F. dall’Abaco” in Verona (Italy).