The “Tabarca” Bassoon Quartet was founded in the year 2003 by the inquisitiveness of four professional bassoonists from the province of Alicante in Spain. All members from this ensemble share the interest since years ago by put up our instrument to the deserved level and we wish that most of people knows it. We also pretend that the Bassoon be well known by young musicians and by the escolar community. We contribute to this task since years through our teaching activity. This peculiar ensemble give new air to the Chamber Music concerts. The large sound registry of the Bassoon and their expressive capacity make we can confront successfully the most assorted repertoires. Although in our programmes we incorporate original works, specially by good doing composers but not very well known into the symphonic panorama, we do not ignore quality arrangements which provide to the concert an important ludic component and besides, put the Bassoon near the world of Jazz, separated long time ago from it. Another point we have present when we make our programmes is to put closer the people the contemporary musical language and the new trends, always having in mind that our music be achievable to most people. With all this we get a group with strong educational content and very versatile, and at the same time we try make the public enjoy the music together with us, the performers.
Throughout the career of the Tabarca Bassoon Quartet, other bassoonists have been members of it. This is because from the beginning, we knew it would be necessary to have other colleagues due to mobility for work or study reasons, and sometimes it is impossible for original quartet members have the opportunity to work together.
Bartolomé Mayor Catalá (founder)
Rafael Domenech Donate (founder)
Ximo Morales Devesa