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Chamber Club (Auckland)

  The first Chamber Club meeting for 2023 will be   SATURDAY 18 th  March, 2.00-4.30pm Venue:  165a Edgewater Drive, Pakuranga. Cost :    NZDRS Members: $20 adults, $10 students Non-members: $30 adults; $15 students   If you have never tried playing chamber music this is a chance to give it a go. First time players are invited to come to one session free. Payment:  NZDRS 38 9016 0011004 00  Include your name This will be an opportunity to make music and to discuss the future of this group.  Please register your intention to attend by Friday 10th March
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Discounts on Oboes and Reeds for Members

We are pleased to announce that NZ OBOE (  is offering a  5% discount on all new oboes  (Marigaux, Loree, Rigoutat and Howarth) and a  10% discount on KGE reeds and KGE oboes  to NZDRS  members! Contact  and click here to become a member of the NZDRS! 

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 to secure your place. Look forward to seeing you there!

NZDRS Oboe and Bassoon Competition 2022!

  We are excited to announce that entries are now open for the 2022 Bassoon and Oboe Competition! Entries are now open, and will close on the 15th of May 2022 at 11.59pm. Guidelines:  The New Zealand Double Reed Society  proudly presents the                                                                                            NZDRS Oboe and Bassoon Competition 2022  The New Zealand Double Reed Society (NZDRS) is a branch of the Australasian Double Reed Society, a non-profit organisation which promotes and enhances the knowledge of double reed instruments (oboe and bassoon family). NZDRS runs a chamber music club, regular performer’s evenings, masterclasses and other workshops throughout the year.  The NZDRS is excited to announce the third ever Oboe and Bassoon Competition. Performers are to send in video recordings of their performance, which will be judged by oboist Martin Lee and bassoonist Ingrid Hagan. There are three categories; Junior, Intermediate, and Open, and prizes fo