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Sophie Dartigalongue

Sophie Dartigalongue became principal contrabassoonist of the Berlin Philharmonic in 2012, and. since 2015 she has been principal bassoonist of the Vienna State Opera Orchestra and the Vienna Philharmonic.

Born in 1991, Sophie Dartigalongue starts her musical education with guitar and clarinet. She came to the bassoon in 2003. She studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Lyon, in the bassoon class of C. Colombo and J. Pignoly. In 2011 she came to the Karajan Academy of the Berlin Philharmonic, where she had as teacher Daniele Damiano. In 2012, she won the audition for solo-contrebassoon and became a member of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2015 she is appointed as principal bassoon of the Vienna states Opera and will succeed Michael Werba.

During her studies, Sophie takes part in many competitions where she won more than a dozen international awards including the second prize and audience prize (1st not awarded) at the international competition of the ARD in Munich in September 2013. In 2015 she won the prestigious Beethoven Ring in Bonn.

As a soloist, she plays with the Symphony Orchestra of the Bavarian Radio (Jolivet concerto), the Munich Chamber Orchestra (Vivaldi concerto), the South West German Philarmonic Orchestra ( Mozart concerto), the Vienna Chamber Orchestra (Strauss concertino), SWR Orchestra Stuttgart (Hummel concerto)...

She is a participant of several festivals such as : Beethoven Bonn Festival, Bassoon Festival Beijing, International Double Reed Conference, Lucerne Festival, BBC Proms, La Côte Saint André Festival, Salzburg Festival...

Since 2013 she gives masterclasses in Japan, Argentina, Spain, Portugal...

Since 2014 is she a "Püchner artist".

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