Mozart Matineen im Konzerthaus Dortmund Philharmonie für Westfalen
Tobias Reikow, bassoon
The German bassoonist was born in 2002 and at the age of five received his first piano lessons from Maria Grossmann who teaches him up until this day. At the age of ten he began to play the bassoon and first of all was taught by his father, the bassoonist Detlev Reikow.
In 2012 the young bassoonist moved to Prof. Ulrich Hermann, the principal bassoon in the Staatsorchester Stuttgart. In the summer semester 2018 he began to study at the Johannes-Gutenberg-Universitaet Mainz where he is studying as a young student with Prof. Hermann. In the competition “Jugend Musiziert” he received six national prizes in the solo, duo and ensemble categories.
Thanks to his musical successes he was given a grant in 2017 by the Landesmusikrat Baden-Wuerttemberg and accepted by the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben in 2018.
The young bassoonist attended master classes given by Prof. Tobias Pelkner (HfM Detmold) and Prof. Christian Kuhnert (HfMT Hamburg). He gained orchestral experience first of all in the Jungen Waldorf Philharmonie.
Since 2018 he has been a member of the Bundesjugendorchester where he has performed under conductors like Sir Simon Rattle and Kirill Petrenko and where he took part in tours to Canada and South Africa playing some of the most important orchestral works including “Le Sacre de Printemps” by I. Stravinsky, “Eine Alpensinfonie” by R. Strauss and Beethoven’s fifth symphony. As a soloist he has performed with various orchestras. He has played Mozart’s bassoon concerto, the Sinfonia Concertante by Haydn and the Romance for bassoon and orchestra by Sir Edward Elgar.
Also in chamber music Tobias has gained experience with the classic wind quintet and by playing in unusual ensembles like the bassoon quartet or octet.
In his free time he has a passion for playing the saxophon.