Bassoonist and Composer
( Last updated 26 July 2012 )
Studied bassoon with K. Bjærke and T. Nedberg at the Norwegian State Academy of Music
and with R. Birnstingl at "Conservatoire de musique de Geneve" in Switzerland.
He continued his studies with G. Brooke in London and V. Popov in Moscow.
Since 1981 he has been the principal bassoonist of the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra,
a position he also held for a period in 1988 with the Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra.
Rønnes was the first Norwegian Bassoonist to receive support from NorConcert - the Concert Institute of Norway -
for his début concert at the University Aula in Oslo in 1985, which received excellent critical acclaim.
Rønnes has established himself as a highly regarded chamber musician and as an ardent advocate of Norwegian contemporary music.
Several Norwegian composers have dedicated works to him, which have resulted in several CD-recordings.
He is in much demand as a soloist in Europe, Russia, China and USA.
He has given bassoon masterclasses in several music universities in Scandinavia,
France , China and Russia ( Tschaikowsky - Conservatory, Moscow.)
In addition to his career as a musician Rønnes works as a composer and is a member of the Society of Norwegian Composers.
His works have been performed in many countries around the world and are constantly attracting a wider audience.
He has received several commissions funded through the Norwegian Cultural Council.
From 1980 and up to now Rønnes have restored about 30 works from different composers.
His major projects has been restorations of works by Harald Saeverud (from 1980-2000) partly together with the composer
and Arvid Kleven (2000-2005) which have resultet in several CD recordings by
Since August 2006, he has been appointed main lecturer in bassoon at
Since May 2007 he was awarded the
Income for Artists for 2 years.
Rønnes will do research in Norwegian music for bassoon by
restoring and performing forgotten music for bassoon.
From August 2009. he went back to his position as solo bassoonist
in Stavanger Symphony Orchestra.
Works by Robert Rønnes
is published by the following music publishers:
Address: Robert Rønnes
Erika Nissens vei 15
4023 Stavanger Norway
Address: Bodo Koenigsbeck
Tel.: (++49) 08021-506646 Fax: (++49) 08021-506647
Address: TrevCo Music
P.O. Box 4
Tallevast, FL 34270
By clicking the works with the blue text,
you are linked to one of my other sites where the composition is performed.
Works for 1 Instrument
Raginato for Solo Violin 1976
Nocturne for Flute solo 1976
For the modern picture for Bassflute 1977
Deux petites libertés for Altoflute1977-78
Aubade for Harp solo1979
Catacombes for Organ1980
Premier solo pour jeu de cloches 1980
Little Suite for piano-solo 1988
Petite suite pour trombone-tenor seul 1988
Works for 2 Instruments
Pour violon et piano 1976
A Spanish night for Oboe and Harp 1978
The old Castle in Chinion for Bassetthorn and Tape 1978
Nocturne for Bassoon and Piano 1979
Poéme for Bassoon and Harp 1980
Meditation for Violin and Harp1980
Legend for Clarinet and Bassoon1980
Aventure for Tuba and Piano1980
Hommage á André Jolivet for Ondes Martenot and Piano1980
Hommage á André Jolivet version also for Altoclarinet and Piano1980
Scherzetto for Tuba and Percussion. 1981
Novelette for Flute and Harp 1981
Store Gud for Trumpet and Organ 1982
2me Lyrisme for English horn and bassoon 1982
Three Pieces for Toby the Tuba for 2Tubas 1983
Lento for Basstrombone and Organ 1985/98
Coffe-Tango for Bassoon and Piano 1989
Coffe-Tango version for Bassoon andMarimba 1989
Small Suite for young Bassoonists for 2Bassoons1 989
Timisoara,Sakral meditasjon-- for Bassoon or V.Cello and Organ 1989/1990
Sonate pour flute et piano : A memoire Olivier Messiaen 1989-92
Lacrimosa for Horn andOrgan 1991-93
3 Stages of My Life for C-Trumpet and Piano 1995
3 Nocturnes for Bass oboe(to low B/b)or Heckelphone and piano 1982/2000
3 Nocturnes for Bass oboe and piano : Version for English Horn and piano 1982/2001
Works for 3 Instruments
Stylistic Contrasts for Flute Clarinet and Bassoon 1980
"Library Fanfare" for Oboe,Clarinet and Bassoon 1985
Trio pour 3 trombones 1986
Vocalise for 2 sopranos and piano 1989
Vocalise version for 2 bassoons and piano 1989
Works for 4 Instruments
Tango for 4 Bassoons 1980
Works for 5 Instruments and more
Small Fanfare for Brass and Percussion 1976
Fanfare for Brass and Percussion1979
4 Pieces for Trumpet ensemble 1982
La Stingas for Bassoon and Stringquartet 1986-87
4 Suite for Brass quintet 1989
Septet for Bassoon,Contrabass and Percussion 1993-94
Concerto Grosso for Vibraphone,Marimba,Timpani solists and Perc.quintet 1994/95
Works for Choir
Idyl for 4-part Mens Choir a cappella 1990
Trois Images : 3 Images of Christ for Female Choir 1984/2004
Opening Fanfare for Girls Choir and Brass 1989
Works for Solo Instrument and Orchestra
Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra 1979
Hommage à G. Fauré for V.Cello and String Orchestra 1985
Romance for Violin and String Orchestra 1985
Concerto for Bass Trombone(or Tuba),String Orchestra and Timpani 1987
Timisoara,Sacral Meditation for V.Cello and String Orchestra1989
Concerto da Requiem for Horn and Orchestra 1991-92
Works for Orchestra
Quartetto per un violon solo : Fanfare for Orchestra 1827/1979
4 Poems for Orchestra 1983
Stomperud-marsjen : March for Concert Band 1985
3 Town Portraits : Concert Overture for Orchestra 2003
Works for other Instruments
From My Bassoon Repertoire
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