Caird Oboe Quartet

By on June 18, 2024 in CHAMBER MUSIC, George Caird Oboe Quartet

I am looking forward to our concert with the Caird Oboe Quartet in the Ludlow Assembly Rooms on Wedensday 19 June. This will be part of the Assembly Rooms new partnership with the Ludlow Music Society which has promoted chamber music in Ludlow for more than 30 years. Having already played for the Society some

Kammermusik 2023

By on November 13, 2023 in CHAMBER MUSIC, Kammermusik

It was a great moment in August when we gathered in St Edmund Hall, Oxford for this year’s Kammermusik Workshop after a four-year pause due to the pandemic. Our visit to Santa Fe in July/August 2019 seemed an age ago as we caught up with our friends Will and Daren, Janet and William, Keith and

York Wind Chamber Course 2023

By on November 5, 2023 in CHAMBER MUSIC, York Wind Chamber Music

I hugely enjoyed my return to the York Wind Chamber Music Course in August this year. Not quite as blisterlingly hot as in 2022, the venue and campus at York University was a perfect one for a week’s coaching, playing and spending time with so many committed and interesting chamber musicians. Thanks to Richard Ingham,

Albion Ensemble

By on September 29, 2019 in Albion Ensemble

September has brought some wonderful music making not least two wonderful days with members of the Albion Ensemble. Peter Francomb and Helen Cass had the great idea to get the Albion to join the Riverside Quintet to play decets on 8 September and miraculously we managed to bring Philippa Davies, Andrew Marriner, Peter and myself

Victoria International Arts Festival, Gozo

By on July 18, 2019 in George Caird Oboe Quartet

Thanks to Father George Frendo, the Caird Oboe Quartet performed for the Victoria International Arts Festival on 13 July. I was so pleased to play again with Simon Blendis, Douglas Paterson and Jane Salmon in Mozart’s C major quartet (K. 285b) and K. 370. The trio also played Beethoven’s G major trio, Op 9 No

Tully Potter and An English Renaissance

By on June 21, 2019 in George Caird Oboe Quartet

Having spent time with Tully Potter during the Tertis International Competition this year, I was touched to find that he had re-listened to my CD, An English Renaissance. He has posted this piece about the amazing riches of English chamber music for oboe and strings which has triggered discussion since. Thanks to Jeremy Polmear for

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