The New Oboe Music Project aims to promote existing new music for the oboe and encourage more composers to write for the instrument. Founded in 2015 by English oboist James Turnbull, the project has a number of aims:

  • To commission new oboe repertoire by raising money through existing charitable foundations and crowd funding donations.
  • To raise awareness of existing oboe repertoire written since the turn of the 21st century.
  • To encourage emerging composers to write for the oboe by establishing the Léon Goossens Oboe Prize. The inaugural prize was in 2016 and is run biennially.

On this website, you will find information about new repertoire that has already been commissioned and performed for the oboe. More details about this can be found on the Journal page.

The inaugural Léon Goossens Prize took place in 2016. This composition prize has been set up to encourage and inspire more emerging composers to write for the oboe and is run biennially. For more details on the prize click here.

This site is also home to an exciting new solo oboe commissioning project. More can be found on the featured composers and proposed repertoire here.

Work has also begun on a comprehensive catalogue of oboe works from 1950 to present day. More information about this can be found here.

Stay in touch!

To keep up-to-date with new repertoire and information about commissioning projects and the Léon Goossens prize, please sign up to the newsletter on this page or follow the project by social media.