Siping Guo Bassoon Recital accompanied by Appoline Khou

Siping Guo Bassoon Recital accompanied by Appoline Khou



Come and see us at:

The Flavel

A highly talented bassoonist currently studying at the Royal College of Music accompanied on the piano by Appoline Khou, currently the fellow in historical keyboards at the Royal College of Music

Siping’s programme will be:

C.P.E. Bach – Sonata in D minor, Wq.132 (Transcribed for Solo Bassoon)

J.S. Bach – BWV 1029: Sonata for Viola da Gamba & Harpsichord in G Minor

Eugène Bozza – Récit, Sicilienne, and Rondo

Alexandre Tansman – Bassoon Sonatine

François Devienne – Sonata No. 5 in G Minor

Carl Maria von Weber – Andante e Rondo Ungarese


Siping Guo is a highly talented bassoonist from China. In 2019, he graduated from the Central Conservatory of Music Middle School and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree at the Royal College of Music (RCM) in London as a KMEG scholar, with support from the
International Student House.

Siping has achieved notable success in his musical career. He won first prize in the Concerto Competition at RCM, where he had the privilege of performing Weber’s Bassoon Concerto with the orchestra. As a guest principal with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, he recorded Stravinsky’s Violin Concerto.

He has participated in the NYO-China orchestral program, serving as the principal bassoonist for Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5. Siping’s performances have taken him to prestigious concert halls across Europe, including the Konzerthaus Berlin.

This year, Siping received the Munster Trust Scholarship and was selected as the recipient of the Neil Black Award.

Siping’s dedication, talent, and passion for the bassoon make him a promising musician with a bright future ahead.


Apolline Khou is currently the fellow in historical keyboards at the Royal College of Music. She graduated from this institution with a Master of Performance and with an Artist Diploma, as the Carne Junior fellow.  She recently gave a solo recital at the Atelier Von Nagel in Paris, and she previously performed in venues such as the Château de Maintenon and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. In December 2021, she was chosen to perform as a soloist for HRH Charles III, formerly the Prince of Wales, and she presented an English programme with an original harpsichord from 1773 in the RCM Museum. Winner of the RCM Historical Performance competition in 2023, she won the Century Fund prize and the Richard III prize. She was also awarded the 2nd prize of the Musica Britannica editions – Lewis Memorial Prize competition in 2023, and the Debussy prize at the International piano competition of Ile de France. Holder of the French “Diplôme d’Etat”, she has been a music teacher in several French conservatories. During her studies, Apolline was supported by the Safran foundation, the Soroptimist Club, and by Linda Hill and Philip Carne


This performance is generously supported by The Countess of Munster Musical Trust.