Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam



principal bassoon

Ronald Karten has held the post of principal bassoonist with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra since 1998. For many years, he was also a member of the Netherlands Wind Ensemble and the Fodor Quintet.

Karten has given various masterclasses in and outside the Netherlands. He has also performed as a soloist with all the major Dutch orchestras, including the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.

He was the first Dutch bassoonist to record Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto K 191 and the Sinfonia Concertante K 364/320d, a cd recording he made with Amsterdam Sinfonietta. Ronald Karten teaches bassoon at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.