MR Lyndon Watts

MR Lyndon Watts




  • Lyndon Watts became principal bassoonist of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra at the age of 22, working closely with chief conductors Valery Gergiev, Lorin Maazel, Christian Thielemann and James Levine, as well as principal guest conductor Zubin Mehta, and performing in all the major concert halls of the world. After holding this position for 18 years, in 2016 Lyndon chose to move back to his home country Australia, where he is now based in Melbourne. In July 2018 he became lecturer in music (double reed - bassoon) at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Melbourne University.   


Member of

  • International Double Reed Society. Regular Member 1990 -



Additional Grant Information

  • Le Basson Savary: Studies on Original Instruments, Reconstruction for Historically Informed Performance, Application in Concert, Development of a Teaching Method   


Education and training

  • M.Mus. (Munich), University of Music and Performing Arts Munich 2000
  • B.Mus. (Munich), University of Music and Performing Arts Munich 1998

Awards and honors

  • ARD International Music Competition, 2002