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NZDRS Oboe and Bassoon Competition 2021!

  We are excited to announce that entries are now open for the 2021 Bassoon and Oboe Competition! Entries are now open, and will close on the 27th of April 2020 at 11.59pm. Guidelines:  Click here Entry form:  Click here After you submit your entry, please send your performance video(s) to  nzdoublereeds@gmail.com . Categories for each instrument are Junior, Intermediate and Open Performers are then to send in video recordings of their performance, which will be judged by oboist Martin Lee and bassoonist Gordon Skinner. There are many exciting prizes available for each category! More  information about these can be found in the competition guidelines. Please note that this competition is only open to current New Zealand and Australian citizens/residents. Looking forward to seeing your applications come through soon!
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March Reed Making Classes

  This is for double reed players of all levels to learn and improve their skills at making and adjusting their own reeds. 2pm - 4pm March  13th St Andrews Presbyterian Church, 2 Symonds Street, Auckland Oboe reed making  with Camille Wells for long scrape and Martin Lee for short scrape. Bassoon reed making  with Jessica Goldbaum and assisted by Gordon Skinner.   Non members $40 Non member students $25 Members $15   Spaces are limited! Please email us at nzdoublereeds@gmail.com to secure your place. Look forward to seeing you there!

Our first reed making class of 2021 is coming up in February!

  This is for double reed players of all levels to learn and improve their skills at making and adjusting their own reeds. 2pm - 4pm  February 13th Auckland Philharmonia Hall, St Albans Ave Oboe reed making with Camille Wells for long scrape and Martin Lee for short scrape. Bassoon reed making with Jessica Goldbaum and assisted by Gordon Skinner.   Non members $40 Non member students $25 Members $15   Spaces are limited! Please email us at nzdoublereeds@gmail.com to secure your place. Look forward to seeing you there!

Enter the Inaugural NZDRS Oboe and Bassoon Performance Competition

The NZDRS is excited to announce the inaugur al Oboe and Bassoon Competition.  There are three categories; Junior, Intermediate, and Open.  Performers are to send in video recordings of their performance, which will be judged by oboist Martin Lee and bassoonist Gordon Skinner. Entries are currently open, and will close on the 7th of November 2019 at 11.59pm. Read the guidelines here . Submit your entry here . After you submit your entry, please send your performance video to nzdoublereeds@gmail.com .

Social evening invitation: Farewelling Noah Rudd

The NZ Double Reed Society would like to invite you all to an informal social evening to farewell Noah Rudd (oboe), eat yummy desserts and have fun! Dessert , wine and soft drinks provided  Farewell Noah Rudd  (oboe) who is about to leave for further study in Australia. He has made a huge contribution to NZDRS over the past four years Try your luck with  a fun quiz  about Noah and  win  two tickets to Bach's B minor Mass in April ( I have had these donated by someone who can't use them) Meet  other double reed players of all ages and levels Share  your thoughts  on what you would like from NZDRS this year and whether you have skills or time to help us continue doing fabulous things Grab some  free oboe music  that Alison is getting rid of! When:  7.30pm, Monday 25 February Venue: 281a Richmond Rd, Grey Lynn Cost: Free to NZDRS members, $5 non members (please pay on the day) RSVP to  nzdoublereeds@gmail.com  by Friday 22 February with number of people

Masterclass with Camille Wells October 28

We are pleased to present our next NZ Double Reed Society event - a Mini  Masterclass  with Camille Wells from the APO, coming up soon on  Sunday  the 28th October! Whether you are a student or a an enthusiast, here's your chance to get some tips and tricks from a professional, so come along and join us for a friendly mini  masterclass  session at the Philharmonia Hall on Dominion Road.  Date:     Sunday 28th October Time:    3-5pm  Venue:  Philharmonia Hall, 427 Dominion Road Cost:    NZDRS Members: Gold Coin Donation             Non-Members: $10 RSVP  with your interest to  nzdoublereeds@gmail.com Hope to see you there!

Congratulations to our winners!

Congratulations to our winners, finalists and everyone who submitted pieces! The results of the NZDRS Chamber Music Composition Competition are as follows: FIR ST : Colin Decio - Chorale for Three Bassoons SECOND : Ross James Carey - Petite Suite for Double Reed Trio THIRD: Jayan Bhikha - Te Ngahere AUDIENCE AWARD : Colin Decio - Chorale for Three Bassoons Many thanks to our adjudicators Gillian Whitehead, Alison Jepson and Matilda Hur.  Thanks also to our performers Bede Hanley, Alison Dunlop, Noah Rudd, Vicky Crowell, Ingrid Hagen, Natasha Port, Akari Ouchi, Francesca Orchard-Hall, and Monica Dunn; as well as Anthony Young for conducting the Double Reed Band. Finally, thank you to Alison Jepson for all her hard work organising the event and bringing everyone together to celebrate double reed music.  

Come and play with the Double Reed Band!

Hi everyone, Come and play Bernstein's West Side Story, in an arrangement for DOUBLE REED   BAND   (oboes, cor anglais and bassoons). Everyone is welcome. Lots of people on each part, wrong notes won't be noticed, it doesn't matter if you can't play more than a few notes here and there. Just come along and have fun!  This is a FREE event and part of the NZDRS Feast of NZ Music for Double Reed Ensemble. 3pm  Saturday 21 July Mt Eden Village Centre www.nzdrs.org.nz Send us an email at  nzdoublereeds@gmail.com  if you would like to be involved, with details of your instrument and your level, and we will send you some music to try out beforehand. Here are some tasters: Maria   http://www. wonderfulwinds.com/WBB005% 20clip%201.mp3 Tonight   http://www. wonderfulwinds.com/WBB005% 20clip%202.mp3 America  http://www. wonderfulwinds.com/WBB005% 20clip%203.mp3   Thanks to Wonderful Winds and the arranger,  Alfie Pugh    http://wonderfulwinds.com/ Win

Introducing our six finalists!

Congratulations to the six finalists of the Double Reed Composition Competition! Their compositions will form the basis of a collection of pieces by NZ composers suitable for intermediate double reed ensembles (oboe and bassoon). They will be published by SOUNZ. Perfect pieces for NZCT Chamber Music Contest 2019. Colin Decio - Chorale for Three Bassoons Ross James Carey - Petite Suite for Double Reed Trio (two oboes and bassoon) David Hamilton - Double Reed Quartet (three oboes and bassoon) Joshua Taylor - quest for morrowkind (two oboes and bassoon) Jayan Bhikha - Te Ngahere (two oboes and bassoon) Chris Adams - Canticum Novum Terrae (two oboes and two bassoons) Congratulations as well to Victor Wei , winner of the high school section of the NZDRS Composition Competition for his piece for oboe and three bassoons, Topp Enstance. Colin Decio - Chorale for Three Bassoons Ross James Carey - Petite Suite for Double Reed Trio (two oboes and basso

Competition Finals: A Feast of NZ Music for Double Reed Ensemble

The New Zealand Double Reed Society invites you to A Feast of NZ Music for Double Reed Ensemble featuring the Final of the NZDRS Composition Competition Saturday 21 July 2018 3-6pm Mt Eden Village Centre 449 Mt Eden Rd Cnr Mt Eden Road & Ngauruhoe St Mt Eden Auckland 1024 3pm | Double Reed Band* Suitable for oboists and bassoonists of all ages Leonard Bernstein | Excerpts from Westside Story – America, Maria and Tonight Anthony Young | Suite for Double Reed Band (2014 NZDRS Commission) 4.30pm | A (Free) Public Concert Performance of the six pieces chosen as finalists for the NZDRS Composition Competition The brief: five minutes in length, for 3-4 players of oboe and/or bassoon, Grade 5/6 level Performance of the winner of the High School Division Leonie Holmes | Suite for two oboes, cor anglais and bassoon (2018 NZDRS Commission) 5.45 | Awards First, second and third prizes winners announced