Danny Bond


Danny Bond went to the Netherlands in 1975 to concentrate on baroque bassoon at the Royal Conservatory of Music in the Hague. He received his solo diploma in 1978 with special honors and was appointed Professor of Period Bassoon the following year, a post he held until 1991. He currently holds permanent positions as principle bassoon with Orchestra of the 18th Century under Frans Bruggen (Netherlands) and Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra under Nicholas McGegan.

Bond also played for many years with La Petite Bande under Segiswald Kuijken (Belguim). In addition he has played with most of the leading period orchestras in Europe, including Concentus Musicus, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Academy of Ancient Music, (London) and Freiburg Orchestra (Germany), to name a few. He has made numerous orchestral and chamber music recordings, and has also recorded the Mozart concerto and Vivaldi concertos with the Academy of Ancient Music directed by Chris Hogwood, as well as solo sonatas of Boismortier, Corrette, Devienne, and Ozi.