Professional oboist with many years experience. Former pupil of Leon Goossens. Solo artist for Arts Council of Great Britain. Freelance recitalist/broadcasting/orchestras. Former Head of woodwind teaching in Hampshire, England. Questions on repertoire, playing styles, reeds, cane selection and processing.
Royal College of Music, Aberdeen College of Education Licenciate of the Royal Academy of Music General Teaching Council certificate Broadcast solo recitals/performed with major symphony orchestras/Music Club recitals/writings on double reed matters
Treasurer/Advertising Manager and Trustee of the British Double Reed Society International Double Reed Society Association Hautbois Francais Southern Pro Musica Orchestra/Aberdeen Sinfonietta
Double Reed News/Australasian Double Reed Society magazine
LRAM, Cert Ed
Performing/passing on knowledge and experience of the mechanics of performing, Oboe design and reedmaking machines.
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|Cindy||07/26/16||10||10||10||Thank you, Geoffrey, for your prompt answer .....|
|Emma||05/26/16||10||10||10||Everything I could need - thank you .....|
|Oliver||04/06/16||10||10||10||Thanks Geoffrey for useful feedback.|
|Christie||03/26/16||10||10||10||Thank you for your quick and helpful .....|
|Steven||03/17/16||10||10||10||Very quick reply, very helpful information, thanks .....|
Dear Marton I think that the 1st octave vents are probably 25 thousands of an inch which in metric will be 0.55. This seems to be what they have sent you form the factory. I experimented myself with
Nizaor I do apologise for not answering your question more quickly. I had been away from my desk for a short time and then your question was overlooked! The oboe staple (or tube in the USA) came
Dear Cindy I am pretty sure that Marigaux in the 1970's only made the 901 series. The current range expanded in 2000. There was a student model the Strasser which would have the Strasser logo and not
Dera Min This is so hard for me to answer as the value differs so much from country to country. Its all about fashions in makes! I have a Rigoutat Evolution from 1995 which has the serial number xxxAJ
Dear Emma Your oboe with "Corton" stamped on it was almost certainly made by the Czech company Amati for British retailers. Could have been for Bill Lewington who used to trade from premises in Shaftesbury