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Peter Whelan

Principal bassoonist with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra since 2008, Peter was described by the Philadelphia Enquirer as 'an absolute master of fleet facility with a solidly plush tone of wondrous immediacy'. He is in demand as a soloist and chamber musician and has received glowing responses from audiences and critics across the globe, including a Gramophone Award for his recording of Vivaldi bassoon concertos with La Serenissima in 2010.

His CD The Proud Bassoon with members of his Ensemble Marsyas was released by Linn in 2014 to critical acclaim.  Solo performances have included the Mozart Bassoon Concerto with The English Concert at the Wigmore Hall and live on BBC Radio 3.

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'Delightful. You’ve made the case for the renaissance of the bassoon.’ BBC Radio 3 ‘In Tune’ (10 February 2014)

News featuring Peter Whelan

Peter Whelan and the soundscape of 18th century Dublin - online interview

Peter Whelan and Ensemble Marsyas recently gave the... READ MORE

Posted on July 3rd 2015

Peter Whelan - new recording of Mozart Bassoon Concerto on Hyperion

Peter Whelan is soloist in a new recording of... READ MORE

Posted on June 11th 2015