Kristian Oma Rønnes (1991) got his first bassoon lessons at the age of 5 from his father Robert Rønnes. His first bassoon was a Fagottino made by Bernd Moosmann, and since then he has been playing on bassoons made by Moosmann. Kristian studied his Bachelor at The Norwegian Academy of Music with Prof. Dag Jensen, and later his Masters with Prof. Ole Kristian Dahl at Mannheim University of Music and Performing Arts in Germany. While studying his Masters he was also hospitalting to Madrid to study with Prof. Klaus Thunemann at Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía. Kristian is today the Principal Bassoonist of The Baltic Opera in Gdansk, but after winning several auditions he has also played with other professional orchestras such as: Poznan Philharmonic (Poland), NorrlandsOperan (Sweden), Kurpfalz Philharmonie (Germany), Iceland Symphony Orchestra, South Denmark Philharmonic, The Norwegian Radio, Iceland Opera, and more. The first time Kristian played with a professional orchestra was with Stavanger Symphony Orchestra (Norway) in 2005, Kristian was then 14 years old. As a soloist Kristian quiet recently performed the massive work “Agnus Dei” by Egil Hovland, for bassoon and choir, in Mannheim (Germany). However his international debut as a soloist was with Antonín Jiránek's (1712-1761) Bassoon Concerto no. 3 in F major in Steinfurth (Germany) at the age
of 14. Kristian has also received approximately 40 compositions dedicated to him, among the composers which have composed to him are: Federico Maria Sardelli (Italian), Filip Sande (Norwegian), Kohei Kondo (Japanese), Giorgio Pacchioni (Italian), Sevag Derghougassain (Lebanese), Pablo Queipo de Llano (Spanish), Marcus Paus (Norwegian), Dubravko Zerjal (Croatian), Quinn Mason (American), and more. Beside being a bassoonist, Kristian is also active as a composer. His compositions, arrangements, restored works and edited pieces have already been published by several publishers across the world, among the publishers are: The Norwegian National Library, TrevCo Music Publishing (USA), Musikk Husets Forlag (Norway), Emerson Edition Ltd (England), Trübcher Publishing (England), Cantando Music Publishing (Norway), and KOR Publications. The last mentioned is Kristian’s own publishing company. His most reputed work so far is his “12 Bassoon Studies, Op. 33” (published by: “Musikk Husets Forlag”, 2012), where he has expanded the bassoon’s register and included his own fingering chart for the new highest notes for the bassoon. These bassoon studies are already in use as educational material on several universities across the world. Kristian has also collaborated with his bassoon manufacturer, Bernd Moosmann, to further develop the bassoon’s mechanic. This has resulted in an instrument with many new
possibilities, which has solved several instrumental problems which before was seen as impossible.
Kristian's concert and Master Class is sponsored by Moosmann Bassoons