Prague Spring oboe competition 4 – pre-final

It’s 2 hours until the start of the final here and I have some interestingly mixed emotions. I’ve talked to some of the people who we didn’t pass to the next round, and it’s wonderful to hear their questions and understand how they played from their point of view. I’ve tried to tell them how […]

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Prague Spring Festival oboe competition 3 – semi-final

We had a much needed day off in Prague on Saturday. Like Venice it’s one of those places that you can walk and walk until your feet fall off and after all that sitting and judging the competition it was great to get out and take the air, but not before all the judges spent […]

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Prague Spring Festival oboe competition 2

I’m writing this late at night after hearing 56 performances of Schumann’s 3 Romanzen and a choice of Telemann’s 12 Fantasien over 2 days from 9.00-23.00. To describe me as a zombie is probably on the kind side of accurate. Thankfully my spouse has bought and chilled a bottle of Bohemia Sekt, arguably the greatest […]

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Prague Spring Festival oboe competition

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In the next 3 days I will be hearing 62 candidates from 20 countries on 4 continents in the Prague Oboe competition. The next 10 days will be spent in Prague, which I adore, listening to these aspiring oboists. A while back I blogged from a wonderful competition in Moscow and it proved rather interesting […]

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Nicholas Daniel appointed Artistic Director for Dartington International Summer School (DISS) for 2014

Friday August 16, 2013 Nicholas Daniel has been appointed Artistic Director for Dartington International Summer School (DISS) for 2014 The Dartington Hall Trust is pleased to announce that internationally acclaimed oboist and conductor Nicholas Daniel has been appointed as Artistic Director for the world renowned Dartington International Summer School. Nicholas succeeds John Woolrich who has […]

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