My Last CBSO Bassoon Section


The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra bassoon section is changing. In September 2010, Dutch bassoonist, Gretha Tuls succeeded Andrew Barnell as section leader. In the photo you can see (from left to right) Margaret Cookhorn (contra bassoon), our exciting conductor Andris Nelsons, Gretha Tuls (section leader) and John Schroder (2nd bassoon, until my retirement in October 2011). The photo was taken in Andris’s home city of Riga in Latvia when the orchestra played there in November 2010.