The BIG Double Reed ZOOM

As it won't be possible to hold a BIG Double Reed Day as usual in the Spring of 2021, we are endeavouring to bring a taste of the event to you at home by launching the BIG Double Reed ZOOM. Test events are being held in November, with more dates planned for the New Year if all goes well. Please email to be added to our priority booking list, and make sure you are signed up to our newsletter to be kept up to date.

On Sundays throughout November, we are offering performance workshops with bassoonist and Artistic Director of the BDRD, Bob Porter, and oboist Rachel Broadbent, a familiar face at the event for her work with the junior classes, and an experienced teacher of oboists of all ages and standards. Bob and Rachel have been delivering their Junior Guildhall teaching online over lockdown and have honed their techniques to make the most of Zoom lessons. You can read more about them here.

Our initial workshops will be performance classes. Participants are invited to prepare a piece to perform and then work on with the tutor. There may be some time for other exercises, questions and answers, and tutors may ask participants to be involved when they are not playing.

Click here to go to our ticketsource homepage and book for November's online events.