RWCMD/BDRS Double Reed Day 23 March 2024

RWCMD, in partnership with BDRS, throws open its doors to double reed players across the country, for an action-packed day of concerts, classes, reed-making, and more. Music will include the UK premieres of Sarah Roper’s ‘Interconexiones’ commissions, alongside classical favourites. Trade stands for your every double reed need and a massed ensemble finale for everyone!

The RWCMD Howarth of London Double Reed Prize, which was scheduled for the evening of 23rd March, will now take place on the morning of Sunday 24th March.

Tutors and ensembles include:

Steven Hudson
(RWCMD oboe tutor, BBC NOW principal)
Patrick Flanaghan
(RWCMD oboe/cor anglais tutor, principal cor anglais RPO)
Anna Seaton
(Junior RWCMD oboe tutor)
Esther Williams
(Chineke! Oboe & cor anglais player/Chineke! Woodwind Tutor & RWCMD Alumna)

Stephen Marsden
(RWCMD bassoon tutor, WNO principal)
Jaroslaw Augustyniak
(RWCMD bassoon tutor, BBC NOW principal)
Julia Plaut
(RWCMD baroque bassoon tutor, founder Little Lives Projects)
Chris Vale
(former principal contra, WNO)

RWCMD Double Reed Ensemble

Traders include:

Howarth of London
The Oboe Shop @ Crowthers
Double Reed Ltd.
BB Reeds
Wild Music Publications

23rd March 2024
10:00 – 18:00
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, North Road, Cardiff, CF10 3ER

Applications are now closed. Timetables and further information will be emailed to participants early this coming week. (Participants may attend any event as audience without the need to reserve a place in that particular session.)

We previously announced Teresa Barlow’s Duck to Diva was to be included. It won’t be featured in this Double Reed day; however, we anticipate its inclusion in a future BDRS event later in 2024.