For the past twenty-one years, I have been the second bassoon at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (London) and, before that, seventeen years at ENO.
This Summer (2017), at the end of the season, I shall be retiring from the ROH - but not from playing and certainly not from reed making.

On my website, you'll find my reflections on playing the bassoon (in particular second bassoon) and the world of music in general. It might be of interest to bassoon students, teachers, amateurs and fellow professionals. Although this site is U.K. based, I hope there is something here for those from elsewhere.

I sell the bassoon reeds that I make. These are exactly the same as those I have been using at the ROH. For more information, please click here

On Saturday 3rd of June, there will be the London Double Reed Day organised by the British Double Reed Society. There will be an open air concert of '60s music in St James's Park with Laurence Perkins leading the bassoons. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bf8hbjKXUhc&feature=youtu.be

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