Carles Cristóbal (born 1976) comes from near Barcelona and began his bassoon studies with Joseph Borras at the Conservatori Professional de Musica de Badalona. In 2004 he completed a diploma in early music at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis with Claude Wassmer and Donna Agrell.

Since then he has been active as a freelance bassoonist and maintains an intensive collaboration with various ensembles such as the Balthasar Neumann Ensemble (Thomas Hengelbrock), Hesperion XXI and Le Concert de Nations (Jordi Savall), Les Talents Lyriques (Christophe Rousset), Basel Chamber Orchestra, Collegium Vocale Gent (Philippe Herreweghe), Cafe Zimmermann, Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, La Cetra Baroque Orchestra (Andrea Marcon) – to name but a few.

His passion for the entire instrumentarium of the bassoon family, from the early Renaissance to the late Romantic period, makes his repertoire very broad and leads to close cooperation with specialized instrument makers. In addition to his work as a bassoonist, he conducts research in the areas of musical practice, the history of his instrument, and repertoire. At present he is particularly interested in forgotten Spanish cantatas of the 18th century with obbligato bajón (dulcian).

Carles gained his first pedagogical experience as a teacher of historical bassoon at the Aula de Musica Antiga de Girona (2007-2017). In 2018 he became professor of basson ancien at the Haute École de Musique de Genève. In 2021 he took over the professorship for historical bassoon at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis.



Dialogue of Keys II

Ammerbach with a Double M (and Voice)
Sun 30.04.23 Intro 17:45 Concert 18:15


All in a Garden Green

Dance Melodies ... for Listening and Watching
Sun 28.05.23 concert 18:15

Historical Museum Basel


The Donkey’s Crown

Animals & Creatures Invite You to the Finissage
Sun 25.06.23 Intro 17:45 Concert 18:15

Historical Museum Basel


Biennale ReRenaissance 2023

Music and Might - Maximilian's Triumphal Procession
Fri 22.09.23 Grand Opening Concert 19:30

Historical Museum Basel

Maximilian’s Songs

Fri 22.09.23 Intro 18:45 Concert 19:30

Historical Museum Basel

Le Diamante et la Marguerite

Trumpf 2
Sat 23.09.23 Intro 14:15 Concert 15:00

Schmiedenhof; Rümelinsplatz, Basel

Triumphal procession

Trump 3
Sat 23.09.23 Intro 18:30 Concert 19:30

St. Martin's Church Basel


Trump 4
Sun 24.09.23 Intro 10:15 Concert 11:00

Martinskirche, Basel

Pfiffer & Prosoner

Trump 5
Sun 24.09.23 Intro 16:15 Concert 17:00

Martinskirche, Basel



The Musical World of Felix Platter
Fri 27.10.23 Intro 17:45 Concert 18:15

Historical Museum Basel


ぐるりよざ Gururiyoza!

Over the Seas with Music
Sun 26.11.23 17.45 Intro 18:15 Concert

Barfüsserkirche Historical Museum Basel