Thursday, May 16, 2019

Horn or Bicycle?

Christine Muskett cycles for charity again..

"Shall I bring my horn or my bicycle?" is the usual question when Christine Muskett comes to Yorkshire. Whenever she comes we try to organise a quintet session, or she visits our local orchestra. The bicycle option is for keeping her muscles in trim and enjoying the fantastic countryside in this part of North Yorkshire.
Every summer Christine cycles for a chosen charity. This year is is for Dementia UK, a charity that makes a huge difference to people's lives. She will be cycling C2C2C2C (Close to Coast to Close to Coast) covering a distance of about 450 miles. This is as nothing to someone who did London to Paris in two days a few years ago.

Please support Christine's ride if you can:

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Online Oboe Masterclasses

Celia Craig

Celia’s oboe teaching approach comes from a lifetime of experience at all levels – tertiary, school children, adults, professional development of teachers, beginners, workshops and within the industry at the manufacture and design level.
In addition, Celia’s playing experience is second to none, stemming from her own education at some of the world’s top training opportunities, encompassing orchestral, commercial, solo, chamber, lecturing, curating, performance practice and experience upon a number of instruments. Celia’s own teachers and mentors have been superb players and educators to whom she pays tribute as having nurtured her unique outlook which differs from the traditional model of oboe teaching.
Formerly National President of Australasian Double Reed Society, Chairman of BBC Symphony Orchestra, former active member of BBCSO Education program, Music Curator for The National Trust of South Australia, coach for Australian Youth Orchestra and Adelaide Youth Orchestra, State Music Camp of SA, leader of masterclasses and workshops at Elder Conservatoire, Royal College, Royal Northern College, Royal Academy, Guildhall School, Trinity Laban Conservatoire, YST (Singapore) Conservatory, Purcell School and others, Celia is a contributor to the new Arts Plan for SA and committed to improving its outcomes for oboists