OBOE DAY 2017

The day promises something for all and is suitable for students, amateurs and professionals alike. All age groups are welcome with suggested standard from grade 3 equivalent through to diploma plus level. Play in ensembles, partake of a masterclass and listen to concerts. Be involved in a wonderful day devoted to the Oboe.

The very first UK Loree Oboe day took place at the Conway Hall London in 1997, with Nicholas Daniel as the featured artist. Since then Oboe days have taken place at various Conservatoires throughout the country, featuring top artists and exploring the world of the oboe. Last year's event in Canterbury, which featured the inaugural Leon Goosens Composition Prize, provided the catalyst for today's event to explore various aspects of oboe playing in an informal, exciting and thought provoking way, utilising the talents of some of the country's top players.

MUSICIANS
The following musicians will be giving masterclasses and performances at Oboe Day 2017.

Alison Teale

Alison Teale

Oboe & Cor Anglais

Alison is the Principal Cor Anglais player with the BBC Symphony Orchestra. She is currently embarking on an exciting project which aims to expand the Cor Anglais repertoire and bring the instrument to the fore.

Whilst studying at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Alison was appointed Co Principal Oboe with the Hong Kong Philharmonic orchestra. In 2003 she moved to Cardiff to become the Principal Cor Anglais player for the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

Winning the Isle of Wight International Oboe competition in 2001 led to her Purcell Room debut and numerous concertos for BBC radio 3 broadcasts, notably Quiet City with Alison Balsom and Spaghetti Western with BBC NOW.

In addition to her career with the BBC Symphony orchestra she is an oboe professor at Guildhall School of Music, freelances with both British and International orchestras, performs solo and chamber recitals and is regularly asked to give masterclasses throughout the UK and Europe.

Alison plays on a Loree Royal 125 oboe and a Royal Cor Anglais.

James Turnbull

James Turnbull

Oboe

Described by The Independent as “a worthy champion” of contemporary oboe music, James has dedicated much of his performing life to promoting and extending the oboe repertoire. James has performed frequently throughout the UK and Europe including a solo recital at the Wigmore Hall in 2010. He has broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 and appeared as a soloist in numerous UK festivals including Oxford, Leicester, Cambridge, Thaxted, Ryedale, Machynlleth, Swaledale and, King’s Lynn. James has released solo recordings for Champs Hill Records, Quartz Music and the ABRSM as well as featuring on a disc of Thea Musgrave’s works for Harmonia Mundi USA. Gramophone Magazine described his debut recital disc, Fierce Tears, as a “notable debut” and it was selected as the Editor’s Choice Recording by Classical Music Magazine.

James is deeply committed to expanding the oboe repertoire. He worked closely with Michael Berkeley, John Casken, Jonathan Dove, John Woolrich, Thea Musgrave and Tansy Davies on their compositions for oboe. Composers including Patrick Hawes, Thomas Hewitt Jones and Norbert Froehlich have also written for him. James has a keen interest in researching lost repertoire and bringing to new audiences works which have been rarely performed. In 2011 he worked closely with Christopher Hogwood on preparation for a new edition of Thomas Attwood Walmisley’s Sonatinas for oboe and piano.

Aside from his performing interests, James is dedicated to broadening the appeal of the oboe and encouraging young people to learn the instrument. To this end, he has launched the website LearnToPlayTheOboe.com which now receives over a thousand new visitors every month from across the world. James also teaches at the Royal College of Music Junior Department and gives masterclasses across the UK.

James plays a Lorée Royal Oboe and Cor Anglais supplied by Crowthers of Canterbury. For more information about James and his playing, visit www.james-turnbull.com.

Matthew Draper

Matthew Draper

Oboe & Reed Making

Matthew studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London and as a post graduate he was awarded scholarships from the Wingate Foundation and the Countess of Munster Musical Trust to study at the Hochschule fur Musik in Munich.
Matthew is a member of the Irish Chamber Orchestra, and as a freelance musician has been invited to play with the London Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Ulster Orchestra, English National Opera Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the City of London Sinfonia and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
He has also worked extensively in the theatre playing in West End shows including Cats, Ragtime, The Woman in White, Oliver, My Fair Lady and Jospeh. In the world of commercial music Matthew has played for numerous film scores including Harry Potter, Twilight, Lord of the Rings, Tron, Arthur Christmas, and Interstellar.
Matthew has taught reed making at the Royal Academy of Music, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Royal College of Music. Matthew is currently a visiting consultant at Wells Cathedral School and is the oboe specialist at Brighton College.

Ian Crowther

Ian Crowther

Oboe & Cor Anglais

Ian was born in Portsmouth and started playing the oboe at the age of thirteen. He spent ten years as an oboist with the Royal Marines School of Music until 1982 when he was obliged to retire due to a back injury. He then embarked on an academic career gaining a BA and MA in Modern History at the University of Kent. Ian now runs his own business, a specialist music shop in Canterbury, and combines this with his work as a freelance oboist. Ian’s playing activities include orchestral, chamber and soloist work, and is also manager of the Festival Chamber Orchestra. The Orchestra endeavour to provide innovative and exciting programmes and have recently performed with John Harle, Dame Felicity Lott, Sarah Leonard as well as David Rees-Williams, Michael Chance and Stephen Barlow. Ian performs as a soloist with the Orchestra having recently perfomed Jean Francaix L'Horloge de Flore. In April 2016 the Orchestra featured in 'The Oboe in Concert' with James Turnbull and Ian as soloists.

EVENT SCHEDULE

  • Royal Over-seas House, Park Place
    St James' Street, SW1A 1LR

  • 5th March 2017
    9:30 am - 5:30pm

  • 70 tickets available
    Early Bird rate until 31st Dec 2016

9:30

Registration

10:00-10:50

Ensemble Session 1

For players Grades 6-8

with Ian Crowther
11:00-12:00

Oboe Master Class

with James Turnbull
12:10-13:00

Introduction to Extended Techniques

Exploring the basics of performing contemporary music

with James Turnbull
13:10-13:40
13:40-14:30

Lunch break

14:30-15:15

Ensemble Session 2

For players Grades 6-8

with Ian Crowther
15:15-16:00

Play too Session

An opportunity to play a short piece to the tutors

with Alison Teale, James Turnbull
16:45-17:30

End of Day Concert

For all participants

10:00-10:50

Ensemble Session 1

For players Grades 3-5

with Alison Teale
11:00-12:00

Cor Anglais Masterclass

with Alison Teale
12:10-13:00

Reed Making 1

Adjusting shop bought reeds. Bring your own reeds for adjustments

with Matthew Draper
14:30-15:15

Ensemble Session 2

For players Grades 3-5

with Alison Teale
15:15-16:00

Reed making 2

Demonstration of reed making process and advanced scraping techniques

with Matthew Draper

Oboe Day 2017 is kindly sponsored by Loree De Gourdon, Paris and Oboe Shop, Canterbury.

 

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BUY A TICKET

To purchase a ticket for this event, please use the form below. If you prefer to apply by post/fax/email, then please complete the application form by clicking here.

Oboe Day Registration Form

Standard Ticket

Standard Ticket for Oboe Day 2017
£35

Standard Ticket & Reed Kit A

Standard Ticket for Oboe Day 2017
Gregson Knife No 4
Cutting block
Convex wooden plaque
Special price £102 (RRP £112)
£102

Standard Ticket & Reed Kit B

Standard Ticket for Oboe Day 2017
Razor Reed making Knife
Cutting block
Convex wooden plaque
Special price £65 (RRP £75)
£65

Do you have questions about the tickets or reed kits? Get in touch to find out more.


FAQ & QUESTIONS

There are some common questions which we’ve listed here. If you still have any questions, please feel free to tweet to us at @uxconf2015.

Can a guardian be in attendance and not partipate?

Yes. A nominal charge of £5.00 will be collected at registration

Can one just observe all the aspects of the day?

Yes. You will need to book though at the standard ticket cost.

Do I need to have taken grades?

Not necessarily but you will need to be at a suitable standard of minimum grade 3 for the ensemble sessions.

Can parents just attend the concert at end of day?

Yes we actively encourage this.

Will food be available at the Venue?

No. You will need to bring your own lunch or buy from the plenty of places to purchase nearby.

Can I bring my own Reed making tools?

Yes please.

OUR VENUE

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CONTACT INFO

—   Ian Crowther, Crowthers of Canterbury

1 The Borough, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2DR

—   01227 763 965

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