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Diego Chenna

  • Bassoonist
  • Teacher


In 1998 Diego Chenna won the first prize at the “Fernand Gillet International Competition” in U.S.A. and he started his career as a soloist and as a chamber musician. As a first bassoon, he cooperated with The Chamber Orchestra of Europe and the World Orchestra for Peace directed by Valery Gergiev. Being an appreciated chamber musician, his name appears in several important European festivals, playing with such artists as H. Holliger, A. Lonquich, M. Bourgue, Y. Bashmet, P. Moraguès.

His ceaseless search in the music field often leads him to move on beyond the classical repertoire of his instrument, onto innovative grounds: the rediscovery of forgotten music, the development of new execution techniques, the utilization of live electronics and the creation of a new repertoire nowadays represent his main interest. Many composers have dedicated some of their works to him.

Presently Chenna is teaching at the Novara Conservatoire.