The New Oboe Collection Launches

May 5, 2016

To celebrate 9 months since the New Oboe Music Project was started, we have some exciting news to tell you! The New Oboe Music Project and Composers Edition are very pleased to announce the creation of a special collection of oboe music. Set up in 2015 by English oboist, James Turnbull, the New Oboe Music…

Leon Goossens

Premiere of the Léon Goossens Prize winner!

April 20, 2016

On 16th April 2016, James Turnbull premiered Black Soaring Birds by Piyawat Louilarpprasert. The premiere was given at the Colyer-Fergusson Music Hall as part of The Oboe in Concert, a day exploring the oboe repertoire. Piyawat was presented by his award by Jennie Goossens (daughter of Léon) as part of a special recital and discussion celebrating the legacy…

Colin Matthews

Colin Matthews

March 31, 2016

British composer, Colin Matthews has made a significant contribution to the oboe repertoire over a period of several decades. Below are a selection of his oboe works featuring programme notes written by the composer himself. As well as the compositions mentioned below, a new solo oboe work will soon be available which Colin is composing…

Leon Goossens

Winner of the inaugural Léon Goossens Prize announced

March 11, 2016

We are pleased to announce that Piyawat Louilarpprasert is the winner of the inaugural Léon Goossens Prize for emerging composers. Piyawat’s piece for solo oboe Black Soaring Birds was selected by the judges, Nicholas Daniel and Cheryl Frances-Hoad. Piyawat will receive £500 prize money as well as having his winning composition published by Composers Edition. Black…

Ellen Lindquist

Ellen Lindquist

February 6, 2016

This month’s featured composer is one who has written particularly striking and beautiful music for the oboe. It was in 2007 that I heard Ellen’s piece Zosa performed by Laura Karney in Germany. I was immediately struck by how very well she had made use of multiphonics and techniques such as having the oboe play into…

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