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Dag JENSEN

Dag JENSENBorn in Horten, Norway, in 1964, Jensen started taking bassoon lessons when he was 11 years old, later entering the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo. At the young age of 16 he joined the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, where he soon became the co-principal bassoonist. He later studied under Klaus Thunemann in Hanover. From 1985 to 1988 he served as the principal bassoonist of the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, and from 1988 to 1997 held the same position with the Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra. In 1984, Jensen placed second in the ARD International Music Competition in Munich (with no first prize being awarded that year). As a soloist, he has performed such eminent conductors as Seiji Ozawa, Sándor Végh, Serge Baudo, and Iona Brown, and with such ensembles as the West German and South German Radio Symphony Orchestras, the Royal Swedish Chamber Orchestra, the Camerata Academica, the Wurttemberg Chamber Orchestra, and the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra. Jensen has also been active in the chamber music field, performing as a member of the Sabine Meyer Wind Ensemble and the Ensemble Villa Musica. He regularly participates in such music festivals as the Schubertiade in Austria. Since 1997, he has served as professor at the Hanover Academy of Music and Theatre.

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