Master class for bassonists: Sebastian Stevensson
22.03.2021 at 13:00
SEBASTIAN STEVENSSON (The Royal Danish Academy of Music, Copenhagen)
22 March @14.00-17.00 D-209
The bassoonist Sebastian Stevensson was born 1987 in a musical family in Sigtuna, Sweden. He played the bassoon since childhood and by age 16 he was admitted at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm under Knut Sönstevold. Later he was a student of Ole Kristian Dahl at the Musikhochschule Mannheim, Germany. As soloist, he has appeared in front of the Orchestra of Saint Luke’s in New York, Duisburg Philharmonic, Germany, and the Nordic Youth Orchestra in Lund, Sweden. He is an active chamber musician and performs regurarly with DiamantEnsemblet at the Royal Library in Copenhagen.
During 2015 Sebastian was serving as principal bassoon of the Munich Philharmonic under Valery Gergiev and since 2012 holds the position as principal bassoon of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra. He also appeared as guest principal with Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, West German Radio Orchestra, DSO Berlin, City of Birmingham Symphony, Philharmonia Orchestra and the London Philharmonic.
Sebastian has won the the Prague Spring Competition, was awarded the Rosenborg German Scholarship and the 1st prize at the 2014 Gillet-Fox Bassoon Competition in New York. Sebastian is teaching bassoon at the Danish Royal Academy of Music and has held masterclasses in Stockholm and Mannheim.
The virtual master class is provided by the unique LoLa (low latency) technology tool that enables real time musical performances where musicians are physically located in remote sites (up to 4000 km) connected by advanced network services with no significant distortion or delay. LoLa technology is the project of Giuseppe Tartini Conservatory in Italy and the Italian Consortium of the Science and Education Network GARR. The Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre received the LoLa hardware with the support of the Estonian Education and Research Network of Information Technology Foundation for Education from the European Union project GÉANT-EaPConnect.