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English Oboe Days, Lübeck

By on December 3, 2017 in Uncategorized

Thanks to Diethelm Jonas, I enjoyed two days this month (23 – 24 November) in the Hochschule fur Musik, Lübeck working with Celia Nicklin, Christopher Redgate, Michael Britton of Howarth’s and the Lübeck oboe class. After Chris Redgate’s lecture and recital featuring his 21st Century Oboe and some of the works written for it, I

G.B. Caird Centenary Concert

By on November 4, 2017 in Mansfield College

On 15 October 2017 Mansfield College Oxford and the Caird family joined forces to present a centenary celebration for my father, former Principal of Mansfield and distinguished theologian, G.B. Caird. The wish to do something to celebrate this centenary coincided with Mansfield’s fundraising campaign to restore the beautiful Vowles organ in the chapel and so

Kammermusik Santa Fe

By on September 1, 2017 in Kammermusik Workshop

It was a great honour for Jane and me to be asked back to this summer’s Kammermusik Workshop in Santa Fe. We so enjoyed working with all participants and with Artistic Director Keith Bowen, coaches Stephen Redfield, Denise Reig Turner, Margaret Dyer Harris, Jacqueline Helin, Lori Lovato and Doug Dunston. Thanks to Will Buss and

Barbirolli 2017

By on April 10, 2017 in Barbirolli Oboe Competition

The 2017 Barbirolli International Oboe Competition came to an exciting close on Saturday with the final at the Erin Arts Centre, Port Erin being contested by Rafael Sousa (Portugal), Andreas Oeste (USA) and Ilyes Boufadden-Adloff (France). The day before, these players were joined by Amy Roberts (UK), Kaede Yamamoto (Japan), Fanny Kloevekorn (Germany), Gabriel Pidoux

Bach in St Albans

By on March 13, 2017 in Concerts

I am very much looking forward to playing two Bach works this Saturday (18 March) in the Lady Chapel of St Albans Abbey. I will be joined for the  Double Concerto for violin and oboe by James Clark, violin, and for the Cantata Ich habe genug, by baritone Julian Godlee. The concert will also feature

Kammermusik Oxford

By on August 28, 2016 in Kammermusik

It is great to welcome everyone to the Kammermusik Workshop 2016 in Oxford. Starting today, we look forward to five days of chamber music for woodwind and strings. As there was no summer workshop in Santa Fe this year it has been a pleasure to see our friends arriving from the USA – we hope

Oxford Sinfonia

By on July 15, 2016 in Oxford Sinfonia

It is a real pleasure to be back conducting and playing with The Oxford Sinfonia after my last concert with them in 2010. Having played and directed the Mozart Oboe Concerto on that occasion, it seems a natural development to play and lead Dvorak’s wonderful Serenade for Winds, Op 44 between Rossini’s Italian Girl in

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