Markus Weidmann: a portrait

Markus Weidmann is the first bassoonist to be the subject of a film portrait in the series The Berliner Philharmoniker and their Instruments. Weidmann, who became a member of the orchestra in 1997, was formerly also a student at the Karajan Academy. In this film, the musician talks about the character of the deepest instrument in the woodwind family, as well as about the complicated process of making the mouthpieces by hand. Other topics include personal favourites in the repertoire, such as Béla Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra, and Weidmann’s passion for photography.

A film by Torben Jacobsen (2019)

Markus Weidmann




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