Flutist Michael Hasel of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra playing a custom made S. Kotel elongated Boxwood model

Flutist Michael Hasel of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra playing a custom made S. Kotel elongated Boxwood model

 During a visit to Boston with my quintet, I had the enormous pleasure to try several of Sergey's headjoints during rehearsals and to spend a full morning in his studio to check a wide variety of them. 
 The headjoints are of excellent craftsmanship, the diverse exotic woods are of finest quality and perfectly seasoned. But first of all they all deliver a very unique sound, depending on the sort of wood. They speak easy and precise, thanks to the perfectly shaped Blackwood lip plate. The sound is full, colourful and rich through all octaves. 
The elongated type seems to be an interesting alternative to conventional headjoints, with its still more resonating and projecting quality. 
 The mix-and-match effect with my wooden Anton Braun flute was simply stunning, but also for players of metal flutes Sergey's headjoints will be a great choice to explore a more personal and colorful world of flute sounds. I highly recommend the S.Kotel headjoints. 
 Michael Hasel 
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra & Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet 

Flutist Eric Lamb Rummel, soloist with the International Contemporary Ensemble, testing wooden headjoints