Prague Spring Festival oboe competition

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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Farwell to Moscow

Its time to leave Moscow. In a few hours I’m going to be on a plane to Zurich to see my students in Trossingen, Germany, where I teach. There will be some intense days of lessons and I’m looking forward to seeing them all and hearing their progress and telling them all about the competition […]

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Moscow 9

Even though its so quintessentially English to start by talking about the weather I just can’t resist it, it’s FREEZING! -20 and dropping right now. Inside every building it is more than toasty warm it’s absolutely baking, and I have been checking in piles of layers at the huge coat check at the Conservatoire and […]

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Moscow 8

Bright beautiful sunlight today, but its bitterly cold. I love that combination. I slept for 13 hours last night with a sleeping pill from my Oboe maker. That dark chocolate velvet sleep was just delicious but its going to take me a while to wake up. I discovered today that my Mozart Concerto on You […]

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