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Theo Plath bassoon

In 2019 Theo was appointed principal of the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra and won 3rd Prize at the ARD Competition in Munich. As a soloist Theo has appeared with the Munich Chamber, Dortmunder Philharmoniker, the Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz and Beethoven Orchester Bonn. In 2019 he recorded a solo CD with the German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, due for release on the Genuin classics label in 2020.


Recent highlights include recitals at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, Tonhalle Düsseldorf, Beethoven-Haus in Bonn, Prinzregententheater in Munich and the Heidelberger-Frühling Festival. This season Theo appears as soloist with the Neue Lausitzer Philharmonie, records with pianist Aris Blettenberg and gives recitals across Germany. He is a member of the prize-winning Monet Wind Quintet, whose first CD in collaboration with Sudwest Rundfunk will be released by AVI later this year.

In 2018 he won a prestigious Deutsche Musikwettbewerb prize and in 2019 was selected for representation by Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT). Since 2016 he has taken part in the Rhapsody in School project, founded by Lars Vogt, bringing classical music to children throughout Germany.

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Music & videos

Sonata for bassoon and piano, in G major, Op. 168

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)

Theo Plath (basson)

Aris Alexander Blettenberg (piano)