We are hugely grateful to the sponsors of the Summer Series, without whom workshops would not have been able to run.
For the BIG Double Reed ZOOM, sponsors are categorised as sizes of oboe and oboe accessory, ranging from large contributions from our "cor anglais" sponsor, medium contributions from our "oboe" sponsors and support in kind from our "reed" sponsor. Please read more about them below, and follow the links to support them by visiting this websites and making a purchase, or liking and following them on social media.
Reed Machines is a leading and innovative supplier of reed making machines. Instead of copying existing machine concepts we develop our own machine concepts in co-operation with leading musicians. The results are highly innovative machines that have found their way around the world for 11 years now. We sell machines for oboe, bassoon and bagpipe reeds like gougers, profilers and tip profilers. Beside machines we sell a growing range of accessories like tip cutters, stand-alone guillotines, measurement setups and diameter gauges.
Bassoons in Tune With You From Double Reed Ltd.
We are bassoon specialists supplying a range of instruments, reeds and accessories to customers worldwide. With almost a decade of experience supporting beginner and professional players alike, the service we offer brings together bassoon sales, a comprehensive repair service and restorations, supported by top quality customer service. Our Try Before You Buy and Buy Back schemes, as well as a one-year warranty on all the bassoons that we own, means that you’re free to concentrate on finding the instrument that you love.
Golden Reeds are high quality bassoon reeds at an affordable price, with a range of strengths to suit every player: from Professional Bassoonists to Beginners. Golden Reeds are consistent, well-balanced bassoon reeds with a golden binding and a golden tone.
The Oboe Shop offers high quality instruments from student to professional, together with a wide range of accessories and music. Informative and helpful advice provided on all Oboe-related matters…… so please get in touch or visit!
Wonderful Winds offers a unique and extensive catalogue of music to suit multiple instruments, ages and abilities. The double reed section includes oboe trios, oboe ensemble, bassoon ensemble and mixed double reed ensemble as heard at many BIG Double Reed Days in years gone by.
Howarth of London has been manufacturing oboes in the UK since 1948 and their professional and student instruments are played all over the world. With a busy London shop, Howarth also stocks a wide range of new and used professional oboes from other makers. Howarth is also the largest specialist for bassoons with an unparalleled selection of new and used instruments available.
Howarth stocks a huge selection of reeds, music and accessories which is available in store and online via the website. In-house technicians can offer everything from check-overs to services and overhauls, as well as bespoke keywork customisations.
Howarth’s staff are all experienced players and can offer unbiased, honest advice regardless of your ability.