Miriam Gussek

Key details:

Wind, Brass & Percussion


Born in Nordhorn/Germany, Miriam began her bassoon studies in Würzburg and Mannheim (Germany) with Prof. Eberhard Buschmann and Prof. Alfred Rinderspacher. After graduating with distinction she completed her studies at the Hochschule für Musik in Munich under the tuition of Prof. Eberhard Marschall.

Miriam also studied piano as a second main instrument in Mannheim and took her degree in both piano performance and teaching.

As an orchestral musician Miriam trained as a member of the academies of the Radio Symphony Orchestras in Freiburg and Munich and was first appointed Principal Bassoon in the Philharmonic Orchestras in Chemnitz in 2002 and Dortmund in 2010 before joining the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, as Section Principal Bassoon in 2012.

She has performed as guest principal with many leading German orchestras and is also an active chamber musician, creating and supervising a series of concerts for multimedia chamber music at the Chemnitz Opera House and performing with various German chamber music ensembles.

She has made several appearances as a bassoon soloist with the Symphony Orchestra “Robert-Schumann-Philharmonie Chemnitz” and played solo recitals all over Germany.

Her performances have been widely recorded for Radio (SWR, BR, WDR, BBC), TV and CD/DVD productions throughout Europe.

Miriam is a Professor of Bassoon and Chamber Music at Guildhall School of Music and Drama.