Luis Tasso Athayde Santos - Bassoon 

Name: Luis Tasso Athayde Santos 

Age: 20 

Instrument: Bassoon

Hometown: Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil and Perth, WA

Education: Studying Bachelor of Music in Early Music (historical bassoon) at Conservatorium van Amsterdam

Describe yourself in 10 words: In love and inseparable from music

What are you most looking forward to about the tour?

Getting to play in Het Concertgebouw! I love to watch performances there (I still can't believe it's essentially my local concert hall) and I've wanted to play there since the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra came to Perth in 2013 - before I could even play the bassoon!

What do you like most about playing in an orchestra?

I get such a euphoric sense of satisfaction from working with others to produce music which I love, especially alongside friends. It's really hard to describe why exactly that is since it's all I've ever wanted to do.