Mozart Bassoon Concerto


Bassoon Concerto
in B flat major, K.191

250th anniversary

A special invitation from Laurence Perkins to amateur orchestras throughout the U.K.

"This wonderfully joyous Concerto by the 18-year-old Mozart is one of the best-known of all solo pieces for the bassoon.

I am celebrating its 250th anniversary by offering performances throughout 2024 and 2025 at a highly affordable rate to any U.K. amateur orchestra that would like to include this Concerto in their concert season.

In addition, I will include a short bonus piece (about 5-6 minutes) if desired, and I also offer free loan of score and orchestral parts for two months before the performance date.

Many of you will know the enthusiasm I have for working with amateur musicians, in particular through my numerous 'Wind Serenades' courses over the past 20 years. This is a continuation of that commitment, a wonderful opportunity to celebrate and share a truly great piece with musicians and audience members. If you are interested, do please contact me!"

Laurence Perkins


Reviews of the 'Bassoon Concertos' album by Laurence Perkins (a Hyperion release)


“Unreservedly recommended”
BBC Music Magazine 

“Sophisticated - a pleasure to listen to”
American Record Guide

“Perkins brings out the fun in much of the inspiration as well as the lyrical beauty”
The Guardian

Listen to excerpts from this highly-acclaimed Mozart Concerto recording, which was a leading recommendation on BBC Radio 3 'Record Review' ('Building a Library')


(click the 'play' arrow on the audio bar below)

Include this great Mozart masterpiece in your orchestra's concert programme

If you are interested in a performance of this Concerto with your orchestra with Laurence Perkins as soloist, please CLICK HERE to contact Laurence directly. There is a highly attractive and affordable offer until the end of December 2025, including

  • CONCERTO PERFORMANCE (Mozart Bassoon Concerto in B flat, KV 191)
  • BONUS PIECE (if desired)
  • FREE ORCHESTRAL PARTS - a two-month loan (including bonus piece where required) at no hire charge


> CLICK HERE  << (link to Contact Form) for more details


250th anniversary performances:

Saturday 5th October 2024
Waveney Sinfonia, Lowestoft, Suffolk

Sunday 2nd February 2025
Mid-Somerset Orchestra, Street, Somerset

Saturday 10th May 2025
Alderley Edge Orchestra, Cheshire


2024/25 dates still available - please click HERE for further details


Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra in F major, Op.75

2022 was the 200th anniversary of this wonderful concerto, which was completed on 3rd August 1822. Laurence Perkins celebrated this by giving seven concert performances with orchestras around the U.K.

Weber's manuscript dated 3 August 1822
Weber's manuscript dated 3 August 1822

LIVE performances of the

Weber Bassoon Concerto

given by Laurence Perkins in 2022


Saturday 5th March 2022

with the Sheffield Chamber Orchestra conducted by Robin McEwan


Saturday 26th March 2022

with the Penzance Orchestral Society
conducted by Judith Bailey


Sunday 15th May 2022

with the Aberdeen Sinfonietta
conducted by Garry Walker


Wednesday 3rd August 2022 (200th anniversary date special event)

Massed bassoon ensemble (an arrangement of Weber's accompaniment)
conducted by Laurence Perkins
with soloist Amy Thompson at the Kennedy Hall, Cecil Sharp House, London
Click HERE to hear the full performance on YouTube with still photos from that session.


22nd October 2022

Greenwich Chamber Orchestra, conducted by David Cutts


6th November 2022

with the Heisenberg Ensemble conducted by Gillian Craig


12th November 2022

with the Stafford Sinfonia conducted by Jack Lovell-Huckle


3rd December 2022 

with the Essex Symphony Orchestra conducted by Rob Hodge