Theo Plath

Artist photo of Theo Plath - Bassoon

Theo Plath has been the principal bassoonist for the hr-Sinfonieorchester in Frankfurt since 2018. As a soloist, Theo Plath has performed with the Münchener Kammerorchester and the hr-Sinfonieorchester, among others. As a sought-after chamber musician, he is a regular guest at international festivals including the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival and the Spannungen Festival in Heimbach, where he works with artists such as Vilde Frang, Christian Tetzlaff, Maximilian Hornung and Lars Vogt. He is also a member of the Monet Quintet.

Theo Plath studied under Dag Jensen at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Munich and was influenced by Sergio Azzolini and Nikolaus Maler. In addition to winning third prize at the ARD International Music Competition, he was awarded first place at numerous competitions. His debut CD of Romantic and 20th century bassoon concertos, recorded with the Deutsche Radiophilharmonie under Leo McFall, was released in 2020.

In 2021, he recorded works for bassoon and piano with the pianist Aris Alexander Blettenberg for his second CD lost times. That same year, Theo Plath made a recording of the bassoon concerto by Mozart together with Howard Griffiths and the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg for the Orpheum Stiftung Zürich. In connection with the Rhapsody in School initiative, he shares his love of classical music with young people of all ages.

Photography: Marco Borggreve

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CDs released by GENUIN

with Theo Plath

CD album cover 'Theo Plath, Fagott' (GEN 20683) with Theo Plath ...

Theo Plath, Fagott

Fagottkonzerte von Carl Maria von Weber, Marcel Bitsch, André Jolivet und Bernhard Crusell

Theo Plath Bassoon
Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern
Leo McFall Conductor

GEN 20683  –  7.2.2020

CD album cover 'Bridges' (GEN 18629) with Juri Vallentin, Philipp Heiß, Elina Albach, Theo Plath, Patrick Sepec


Werke von Gilles Silvestrini, Johann Christoph Pez, Robert Schumann, Toshio Hosokawa, Pavel Haas, François Couperin und Gabriel Erkoreka

Juri Vallentin Oboe
Philipp Heiß Piano
Elina Albach Harpsichord
Theo Plath Bassoon
Patrick Sepec Viola da gamba

GEN 18629  –  5.10.2018