David Nissen - Bassoon

Orchestral experience

BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
7 years on a full contract

London Symphony Orchestra
regular extra

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
regular extra

The Philharmonia
regular extra

London City Ballet
10 years as principal bassoon

The Ulster Orchestra
regular extra

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

City of Birmingham Orchestra

Northern Sinfonia, Scottish Chamber, Halle and many others


Chamber music experience

The Manchester Chamber Ensemble
founder and conductor


Chamber Orchestra of Europe

Recording session experience

Sid Sax
Eric Clapton at R.A.H. live/record
Tour of Japan
London Symphony Orchestra
Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Jingle music for commercial TV

West End show experience

The Sound of Music
King and I
Miss Saigon
My Fair Lady
The Phantom of the Opera
Billy Liar
G&S D’Oyly Carte

Touring experience

Toured overseas with the London Symphony Orchestra and the Philharmonia

Played abroad with orchestras in Spain, France and Germany.


David also plays: Alto Sax and Tarogato in Klezmerco - www.klezmer.co




and coaching

Taught bassoon, saxophone and woodwind in state and independent schools including Benenden, Alleyns, Chigwell School, The Forest School, Cardinal Vaughan and Vauxhall Manor Girls School.

Directed music appreciation classes at Chingford Adult Evening Institute.

Teaching for Berkshire Schools: theory, music appreciation and ensemble (including work based on the National Curriculum).

Section coach for Gloucestershire Youth Orchestra, Brentwood Youth Orchestra and Essex Youth Orchestra courses.

Bassoon Specialist for Berkshire Young Musicians Trust and Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School.

Volunteer teacher for St Mungo's Hostel for Homeless in Soho (I.T. and Music).



Music publishing:


Mother Goose Suite

M. Ravel
arranged for wind quintet
score and parts: £28


Slavonic Dance in Ab (op.46 no. 6)

A. Dvorak
arranged for wind quintet
score and parts: £20


Slavonic Dance (op. 46 no. 7)

A. Dvorak
arranged for wind quintet
score and parts: £20


Polka from the Golden Age Suite

D. Shostakovitch
arranged for wind quintet
score and parts: £15


Brightly Shines the Moon

Russian Folk Tune
arranged for wind band
[easy version: grades ASB 2–3]
score and parts: £20


The Milde Bassoon Studies in Scales and Arpeggios

L. Milde
spiral-bound: £15


Contact david@davidnissen.com for order details.



David Nissen

Tel: 07961 123 155

Email: david@davidnissen.com

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