Concert at Cubertou


Following campaigning bassoonist Laurence Perkins’ 2015 national tour of bassoon workshops, he met with the committee of BDRS earlier this year to discuss collaboration on various follow-up plans. As a result, with BDRS encouragement, he...

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Barbirolli Oboe Festival and Competition 2017

George Caird writes with news of the UK’s premier international oboe competition. The 4th Barbirolli International Oboe Festival and Competition will take place from 1st to 8th April 2017 at the Port Erin Arts Centre,...

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The BIG Double Reed Day

The BIG Double Reed Day 2016

A personal welcome from founder/director Bob Porter This year’s BIG Double Reed Day will be held on Sunday 27th November, and once again it is at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Registration is...

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Neil Cathcart Black, OBE Oboist: born 28th May 1932, died 14th August 2016

Neil Black who has died aged eighty-four was surely one of the most admired and influential British oboists of the last sixty years, a player with a unique singing sound and outstanding musicianship who worked...

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