Year of Bassoon

Year of Brass with Jackdaws and Onyx

Image from Year of Brass 2018

2020 is Year of Bassoon with the Genovia Bassoon Quartet!

Genovia will visit local schools with Jackdaws in February 2020 to give a whole school performance and a workshop with a smaller group of children. Workshop musicians from all schools then join together for the Grand Finale performance in March at Frome’s Cheese & Grain.

Now into its eighth year, Jackdaws Award-Winning large-scale education project “The Year of…”, sees a different international classical ensemble or musician working with schools in Somerset to spread their passion and enjoyment for music.


The Genovia Bassoon Quartet

Two Scots, Two Spaniards, Four Bassoons…

Genovia Bassoon QuartetWhilst studying at the­ Royal Conservatoire ­of Scotland, Victoria­ Lopez, Gillian Horn, Ana Rodriguez Garcia and Rh­iannon Carmichael, fo­rmed a close friendship which quickly transfigured into a cha­mber group ensemble.

These Scottish/Spanish musicians have four di­stinct musical voices whic­h they will often use to represent the differen­t sections of the orc­hestra, yet they will­ snap back to a uniqu­e blend of sound inst­antly when required. Always endeavouring to explore many styles of music, every performance from the Genovia Quartet is unique and can be tailored to suit a variety of platforms – traditional concert hall, cosy pub, celebration gathering, corporate event. Whether you favour baroque, contemporary classical, or perhaps some jazz, folk and free improvisation, this quartet will take you on a whirlwind musical adventure.

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