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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

St Andrews University 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


Chairman and Trustee of the British Double Reed Society International Double Reed Society Association Hautbois Francais Orchestral Manager of Southern Pro Musica Orchestra/Aberdeen Sinfonietta


Double Reed News/Australasian Double Reed Society magazine/International Double Reed Society


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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JOSE04/10/17101010Great expoert in the Oboe field.

Recent Answers from Geoffrey Bridge

2017-04-09 Rigoutat Classique -1982.:

Hi Jose the website is behaving strangely I'm afraid so you may not get this.    Your Rigoutat was made in about 1979 - 80 according to my records. Probably the oboe was bought in 1982? It should be a

2017-03-07 Oboe - Breaking in a professional oboe:

Daniel    I think that you should think seriously about doing your competition on the oboe you know best.   OK the Fossati might sound different or better (!) but are you comfortable on it. I reckon you

2017-01-20 Rigoutat Serial AD:

Dear Carlos    To be honest if you like your Patricola and the Evoluzione in Rosewood is a very nice oboe indeed, then you don't need a 1983 or thereabouts Rigoutat.    On the other hand at 2200 Euros

2016-12-18 Fragility and value of Mirafone oboe:

Hi Rachel    I am on holiday at the moment and forget to tell AllExperts. silly me! But briefly...  I am sure though that your oboe links really ought to be very close to lining up equally.It is not absolutely

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


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