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…

Tansy Davies

Tansy Davies

January 9, 2016

Composer Tansy Davies has written several pieces to the oboe and cor anglais repertoire detailed below. Her website is comprehensive and features a number of exciting chamber music compositions that also feature the oboe. Visit www.tansydavies.com for more details. Aquatic This piece was born of a fascination for the amazing creatures, preserved as fossils, in the…

Rob Keeley

Rob Keeley

December 7, 2015

Rob Keeley has contributed a large number of works for oboe in recent years. In the text below he discusses each of his compositions and explains a bit more about the background for each composition. Solar Panels, oboe and piano Completed in its present form in 2011, but since slightly shortened following the beautiful performance on…

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