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…

Charlotte Bray

The young English composer, Charlotte Bray, has emerged as one of the leading composers of her generation. Her debut recording was released by NMC Records in 2014 and she has a busy…

John Casken

To begin the series of featured composers in this journal, the spotlight shines on English composer, John Casken. Below you can find out about two of his compositions that feature the oboe. Most recently…