Award winners of the Guatemala Bassoon Competition COFCAM 2015
The first prizes of both categories of the COFCAM Bassoon Competition 2015 (Congreso de oboistas y fagotistas de centro America y Mexico) in December 2015 in Guatemala City went to
Junior: Wilver Villacinda, Guatemala
Advanced: Rick Barrantes, Costa Rica
Püchner presented the prize money. Our best congratulation!
Püchner donated a Püchner oboe d’amore model 36 C to the special prize winner
Under the patronage of the Peter Tchaikovsky State Conservatory Moscow, the 7th International oboe competition, successfully took place in November 2015. Püchner had pleasure in donating a special prize presenting a Püchner oboe d’amore model 36 C to a deserving participant of the oboe competition. The criteria for awarding this special prize: "A performer, who shows much talent and great potential, as well as apparent financial need".
We congratulate the winner of the third prize as well as special prize, Bakhtiyarov Al-Farabi Zhorauly from Kasakhstan.
Sophie Dartigalongue, appointed principal bassoonist with the Vienna State Opera
Interview with Sophie Dartigalongue in the magazine eurowinds, February 2015
Read the article (PDF). By courtesy of eurowinds, DVO Druck und Verlag Obermayer GmbH.