BDRS Double Reed Discovery Day

This event will take place at:

Leicester Museum & Art Gallery, 53 New Walk, Leicester LE1 7EA
Sunday 18th September 2022

This event is for oboists and bassoonists and includes a recital of double reed music which may also appeal to composers and to the general concert-going public. Depending on your interest, you may apply for the whole event or purchase a recital-only ticket. 

The recital will exhibit a wide variety of double reed music performed by the featured artists: Nicholas Daniel (oboe), Henry Clay (oboe and cor anglais), and Ashley Myall (bassoon and contrabassoon), and the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Double Reed Ensemble. The programme will include world premieres of the works commissioned from the winners of the two oboe prizes in the 2021 BDRS Composition Competition – Robin Haigh and Pernille Faye.

As well as the performances, there will be performance classes with Nicholas Daniel and Ashley Myall. You can also discover a wide range of instruments and accessories on offer at the trade stands.

Other activities available to whole-event participants during the day:

  • Reed Doctor sessions – troubleshooting issues with reeds and advice on reed adjusting and making;
  • Teachers’ forum – for teachers to discuss ideas and discover new approaches to technique and repertoire;
  • Mass play-in. 

It’s now too late for early-bird prices! For whole-event participants the prices are now as below.

  • Under 18s and Students in full-time education: £35 (£30 for BDRS members);
  • Adults: £50 (£40 for BDRS members).

We offer one year of half-price BDRS membership post-event to all participants who are not already BDRS members.

Recital-only tickets will cost £15 per head, up until the event. Seats are not numbered. Recital-only ticket holders may also visit the trade stands.


Bookings for the whole event or for recital-only tickets may be made via the links below. Please do not book both for the same person. If you apply for the whole event but we are not able to offer you a place, we can allocate you a recital-only ticket if you wish. You may indicate your preference for this on the application form.

Book your place for the whole event!


Book recital-only tickets.

(Recital-only tickets will also be available via

Please do not double-book!