Archive: Competitions


By on September 16, 2014 in ARD Munich

I have just spent nine days (4 – 13 September) in Munich chairing the ARD Wind Quintet competition – four rounds of fine playing from 22 quintets comprising players from 21 countries. A real international event. It was marvelous to hear such varied playing with some ensembles going for a more blended sound, others showing

ARD Munich Competition

By on September 4, 2014 in ARD Munich

I am now just beginning a return to Munich from 4 to 13 September for the ARD Competition for Wind Quintets. As an ardent quintet player, this will be a wonderful opportunity to hear some of the top ensembles. Having enjoyed two oboe competitions and one flute competition in the past, it will be a

Barbirolli International Oboe Festival and Competition

By on April 16, 2014 in Barbirolli International Oboe Competition

The Barbirolli International Oboe Festival and Competition came to a close last Saturday with a thrilling final. From eight semifinalists (Hannah Morgan, Nermis Mieses, Tiago Coimbra, Kyeong Ham, Samuel Bastos, Sergio Sanchez, Esther van der Ploeg and Juri Schmahl), three oboists, Hannah Morgan, Nermis Mieses and Samuel Bastos played the set work, Judith Bingham’s Durer

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