George Caird

British Double Reed Society Festival

By on June 7, 2023 in British Double Reed Society, Oboe matters

It was great to take part in the British Double Reed Society’s Festival at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire on 17 May. There was an excellent attendance and I enjoyed looking in on the workshops by Melinda Maxwell, Emmet Byrne, Nikolaj Henriques and Margaret Cookhorn. The RBC concert featuring Emmet Byrne’s and Nikolaj Hendriques’ brilliant rendition of

Albinoni, Rose and Friends

By on April 3, 2023 in Concerts, Oxford

Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford Friday, 28 April 7.30pm I am looking forward to collaborating with composer and conductor, Gregory Rose, to perform his new Oboe Concerto with the Jupiter Orchestra on 28 April. The concerto is a most exciting work, inspired by bird calls heard on Oxford’s Shotover during lockdown. The 10-minute work contains brilliant acrobatics

Oxfordshire Junior Concerto Competition

By on February 8, 2023 in COMPETITIONS, Oxford

It was a real pleasure to be asked to join the Adjudication Panel, with Cayenna Ponchione-Bailey and John Traill, of the Oxfordshire Junior Concerto Competition on 4 February. Adeptly accompanied by the Oxfordshire County Youth Orchestra conducted by John Traill, three talented finalists performed to a full hall at the Centre for Music. The Competition

Conservatoires UK Conference 2022

By on October 12, 2022 in CONSERVATOIRES, Conservatoires UK

I was very happy to be asked by Josette Bushell-Mingo to attend the CUK conference this month and to catch up with some of my friends in the UK’s conservatoires. The conference itself was hosted by Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and featured presentations from Maria Delgado and Low Kee Hong on Ethics

A new era for Central

By on June 13, 2022 in Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Thank you Central! Now that I have completed my time as Interim Principal and then as Associate Principal to support Josette Bushell-Mingo in her first year as Principal at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama it is good to look back on my time there. Central is undoubtedly a powerhouse in the world of

News from Central

By on December 28, 2021 in Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

As we come to the end of an extraordinarily busy autumn of 2021, it is good to reflect on the many exciting events and developments that have been taking place despite the challenges of the pandemic. Firstly, this was Josette Bushell-Mingo’s first term as Principal and it has been very exciting to work for her

Concert with The Oxford Sinfonia, 16 October 2021

By on November 13, 2021 in Oxford Sinfonia

I was very happy to return to The Oxford Sinfonia this year and to conduct a live concert with the orchestra on 16 October in St Mary the Virgin, Oxford. The programme of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No 1, Mozart’s Symphony 29 and the remarkable Divertimento in D, K131 was a beautiful mix of two favourite

Here and there….

By on December 10, 2014 in My News

Well, there’s been plenty of variety in the past three weeks! If you are playing, teaching, managing, planning, supporting others and staying in touch with your family, what can you expect? On 17 November I was in Rotterdam to kick off the week and returned on the 18th  to attend the wonderful concert of the

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