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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

Mansfield College Recital

By on March 13, 2016 in Mansfield College, Oxford, Uncategorized

It was a great pleasure to play a Sunday afternoon recital at Mansfield College, Oxford on 21 February.  Now that Jane and I have moved back to Oxford, it was easy to accept the invitation and our plan to do some playing with pianist Jonathan Higgins was finally realised. The recital took place in the

The Big Day

By on April 28, 2015 in Codarts Rotterdam, Uncategorized

28 March was an amazing day for Codarts, its students and for Rotterdam. Our 1000-student conservatoire in collaboration with De Doelen took over the whole of De Doelen complex for the day and put on 86 performances of extraordinary diversity. Why take on such a venture? The reason is to demonstrate what Codarts believes in

Delia Ruhm (1925 – 2014)

By on November 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

On Sunday 16 November, a large gathering of family  and friends came together at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens to celebrate the life of Delia Ruhm who died in September at the age of 89. Delia was a much-admired flautist whose early career included playing for the Boyd Neel Orchestra, Chelsea Opera Group (under Colin Davis),

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