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.
My position is already advertised on Musical Chairs (details here) and the applications need to be in by 3rd April.
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.