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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
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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!