How nice to have some new and returned voices back here!
QUOTE(pikkoloflautist @ May 7 2011, 01:49 AM)
I've been sort of hovering around this thread for a while, observing from afar but I thought I'd finally dip my toes in!
I started playing the oboe in May 2009 after a poor start on the clarinet and doing my g8 flute. I have completely fallen in love with it (although it would appear I'm not the only one!) and sat my g8 last term.
Welcome pikkoloflautist! Sounds as though you've been going like the clappers! Well done on G8 in less than two years!
QUOTE(Hardying @ May 7 2011, 05:39 AM)
Since then I've attended a great weekend course run by Sarah Francis at Jackdaws in Somerset - I learnt a lot, but there's so much more to learn!
Have read all your comments with interest - it's a great place for sharing "tips & wrinkles"
Will anyone else be at the BDRS Convention in Watford tomorow? Right now I'm regretting choosing such a hard piece for the tutorial I rashly opted for. Does anyone else know Hugo Schuncke's Oboe Concerto?
Welcome back Hardying! I hadn't heard of SF's course. Is this a regular event? I'm afraid I don't know the Schuncke either but would be interested to hear more... As you can see from my profile info to the left I am too far away to attend the BDRS event but wish you a fun and informative time.
Not long back from Watford - a great day. I enjoyed my tutorial with Anthony McColl, former member of the ROH Orchestra, - he was very friendly, and gave me some constructive criticism as well as positive comments
The concerto by Hugo Schuncke was published in 1845. It's a lively romantic piece. There is a recording of it available by Lajos Lencses.
Next year's BDRS convention will be in Cardiff - hope some of you can make it!
QUOTE(notmusimum @ May 7 2011, 10:31 AM)
Just hoping that it all starts to come together in the next few weeks. We know she leaves school at the end of month so she's going to practice around revision for the exams she has left. Luckily because of the way school has organised the GCSEs she already has what she needs for a college place and will only have 3 subjects left when she leaves (which is one of thereasons she's not had enough time to devote to Oboe)..
What's emsoboe hoping to study? Good luck with the oboe tone.. sounds like familiar issues to me!
QUOTE(plonkee @ May 7 2011, 09:51 AM)
I was feeling impulsive today, and have just booked myself onto the Oboe Extravaganza weekend at Benslow in about 3 weeks time.
Not sure whether this was a good idea.
Fun! I opened an adult learner summer course thread to complement kerioboe's one on courses for kids so maybe you can post there and find out if anyone else is going. I'd love to have gone - May-June is my favourite time in the UK but I can't get leave until July-August.
QUOTE(OboePiano @ May 7 2011, 09:52 AM)
I've just done my A Level recital, and so now have lots of time to start new repertoire(!!!) I'm starting with the 1st movement of the Mozart (I've already learnt the 2nd) and the Saint-Saens, but I was wondering if any of you have any other suggestions?
How did the recital go????