Transforming the Oboe: creating an instrument for the 21st century.
Oboist Christopher Redgate will talk about the new Howarth-Redgate oboe followed by a short concert.
Christopher Redgate is the Evelyn Barbirolli Research Fellow at the Royal Academy of Music, London. He has recently been active in redesigning the key-work of the oboe and, in collaboration with Howarth of London, has developed the Howarth-Redgate system oboe for contemporary music performance.
He studied at the Royal Academy of Music and has for 35 years specialised in the performance of contemporary oboe music. He has been described as having ‘extraordinary exploratory technical brilliance’ (Music Web) and of being a 'tireless champion' of extended techniques (Double Reed Magazine). This specialisation has inspired many composers to write for him (examples include Brian Ferneyhough, Michael Finnissy, Roger Redgate, Richard Barrett, Edwin Roxburgh, Christopher Fox, James Clarke, Sam Hayden, Paul Archbold, Michael Young, Fabrice Fitch and David Gorton and Joe Cutler) and as a result he has given premiere performances of a great number of works.
This event is free and open to all
21st Century Oboe website
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