Good to hear you are going, I tried the Buffet in Oxford. Loved it! I couldn't put it down. Hopefully there is a Ducasse there, that would be exciting, the new French bassoon that was recently developed, those look beautiful.
I heard there may be a few French players too ... hoping.
I am also excited about the new Fox instruments and the new Bassoforte from Wolf, the bassoon version of the Contraforte. Lots if new stuff...
Can't wait, - Steve
Principal bassoonist, Orquesta Sinfonica de Galicia, A Coruña, Spain. Bassoonist, bassoon dad, bassoon husband, bassoon uncle, bassoon brother and bassoon son.