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Karsten Nagel was born in Vilseck in 1964 and began his study of the bassoon at the age of fifteen with Walter Urbach at the Nuremberg Meistersinger Conservatory. Three years later he was appointed first bassoon in the Nuremberg Philharmonic Orchestra, completing his training at the Herbert von Karajan Foundation in Berlin. In 1990 he moved to the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, where he has served for some eleven years as principal bassoon in the Bavarian State Orchestra. Since 1994 he has taught at the Munich Musikhochschule and since 1996 at the Nuremberg Meistersinger Conservatory, becoming professor of bassoon in 2001 at the Nuremberg-Augsburg Musikhochschule. He has been the recipient of a number of prizes and awards at home and abroad, gives regular master-classes, and serves as woodwind adviser to the Bavarian Youth Orchestra.

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