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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.

Experience in the area

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

What do you like about this subject?

Performing/passing on knowledge and experience of the mechanics of performing, Oboe design and reedmaking machines.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

know more about reeds!

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Cindy07/26/16101010Thank you, Geoffrey, for your prompt answer .....
Emma05/26/16101010Everything I could need - thank you .....
Oliver04/06/16101010Thanks Geoffrey for useful feedback.
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Recent Answers from Geoffrey Bridge

2016-10-08 oboe linton:

Hi Carmen    It is very hard to date some of these American made oboes form serial numbers.   I think from my researches that your instrument was made in the 1970s. The value of the Linton ZRS is also

2016-10-02 Gordet Italian Oboe:

Dear Carol    The Gordet oboes were imported, fixed and tuned by Ben Storch.   He did so from Germany made by Hans Kreul, from France by Malerne and and Italy made by Bulgheroni. The Italian models are

2016-09-21 buffet oboe octave vent right measurement:

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

2016-09-02 OBOE REED:

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

2016-07-21 Marigaux oboe series:

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


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