Diego Chenna

Diego Chenna


Diego Chenna studied bassoon with V. Menghini at the Conservatory of Music in Turin and with Sergio Azzolini at the Musikhochschule in Stuttgart. At the same time, he was a member of the Gustav Mahler Jugend Orchester as well as the European Union Youth Orchestra conducted by Claudio Abbado, who also invited him to play in Lucerne Festival Orchestra and to cooperate with the Orchestra Mozart Bologna as a teacher, first bassoon and soloist.
In 1998 he won the first prize at the “Fernand Gillet International Competition” in
the United States.

As a soloist, he has performed with RAI Orchestra Nazionale della Radiotelevisione Italiana, Orchestra da camera di Mantova, Camerata Bern, Camerata Zürich, Moscow Soloists, European Union Chamber Orchestra, Georgian State Symphony Orchestra, Kammerakademie Potsdam, Beethoven Academie (Antwerpen) and many others. In 2006, the 250th anniversary of Mozart’s birth, he performed the bassoon concerto K 191 with the Kremerata Baltica.

Worldwide appreciated as a chamber musician, his name appears in various international festivals, playing with such renowned artists as Heinz Holliger, Alexander Lonquich, Gidon Kremer, Maurice Bourgue, Yuri Bashmet, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Mario Brunello, Michel Portal, Jacques Zoon a.o.

Retireless reearcher, he devotes himself to the interpretation of forgotten basson works and the development of new instrumental techniques as well as the use of live electronics in his concerts. Many composers have dedicated works to him.

Since 2008, he teaches basson at the University of Music in Freiburg im Breisgau.

Past Concerts

Event Name Date
VIVAWINDS 13 November 2023
VIVAWINDS 11 November 2023
VIVAFIATI 9 November 2023