Helen Grime

Helen Grime studied both oboe and composition at the Royal College of Music and so knows the instrument extremely well. As well as her Oboe Concerto (written in 2003) which won an…

Emily Doolittle

This month, we feature Canadian-born, Glasgow-based composer and oboist Emily Doolittle. Emily has very kindly written detailed notes on her oboe repertoire below. We are very pleased to announce that the first…

David Knotts

This month, we are exploring four oboe compositions by English composer, David Knotts. The oboe repertoire that David has composed spans nearly two decades and includes both solo oboe, duo and trio works.…

Colin Matthews

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…

Ellen Lindquist

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.…

Tansy Davies

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…

Rob Keeley

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…

James MacMillan

In recent years James MacMillan has contributed three major works to the oboe and cor anglais repertoire. Most recently his Oboe Concerto, written for Nicholas Daniel, has been performed and recorded to…

Kim Ashton

Kim Ashton’s music has been heard in concerts and festivals in the USA, France, Germany, Portugal, Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, Croatia, and throughout the UK. Kim’s love of the oboe dates back to the…

Osmo Tapio Räihälä

Osmo Tapio Räihälä is a Finnish composer whose music has been performed in around two dozen countries on five continents. He has written 3 works that feature the oboe heavily, most notably his Concerto…