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Christmas Party

A CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION We would like to inviteALL double reed players in the Auckland region to come  and play CHRISTMAS MUSIC in a DOUBLE REED BAND.Afternoon tea will be provided by NZDRS.  Family members are most welcome to join us.

If you play the oboe or bassoon at any level, we would love to see you.
We will provide the music - and it will be EASY! There will be other people playing the same part as you and no one will know whether you are playing the correct notes or playing in tune. You will have lots of fun and meet other players The various parts of our celebration only take ONE hour each We are catering for people on both sides of the bridge! Please fill in your details on this link (just so that we don't run out of strawberries  and mince pies).  Click on this linkVenues and times on the poster BRING A MUSIC STAND AND A CHAIR (IF YOU NEED ONE) TO THE MALL. THESE ARE NOT NEEDED ON SUNDAY 11 DECEMBER

NZDRS National Conference

Double Delights Junior Ensemble Music

Here is the music for the Junior Ensemble.  If you have said you want to be in the Junior Programme, you should download and print this music.  Have a look at it before you come to the conference.

Click here to get EL CONDOR PASA

Click here to get GAVOTTE

If you have any problems downloading either of them, email me at nzdoublereeds@gmail.com.

Any problems with learning the music, please take to your teacher.



Masterclass registration now open.

Masterclass Series #2 July 31

Masterclass Series Number 2

Sarah Roper is the oboe tutor in the next masterclass on the afternoon of July 31.
Time: 2.00pm - 5.30pm
Venue: Philharmonia Hall, 427 Dominion Rd, Auckland  

Proposed programme: 
Advanced masterclassInterview with Sarah Roper over afternoon tea.Performance by Sarah.Reed making - finishing a reed

Sarah Roper was born in New Zealand but was already living in England by the age of three. She grew up in Gloucestershire before attending Chetham´s School of Music in Manchester and then went on to the Royal Academy of Music, London, where she studied the oboe with George Caird and Celia Nicklin, whilst reading music at London University simultaneously. At the RAM she was awarded the Robert Rendell prize.

The “DAAD” (German government) scholarship enabled her to study at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik, Karlsruhe, Germany, with Thomas Indermühle, attaining distinction for the postgraduate “Künstlerische Ausbildung 1” diploma.

Sarah is Principal Oboe in the Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla …

Masterclass Series 2016

Trinity College Study Grants

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Gordon Hunt masterclass on May 8 in Christchurch

Double Delights Programme

This is a preview so you know what we do!  What actually happens will be very close to this, with some minor changes possible.


March 19 Chamber Music Club

This is your opportunity to play chamber music with other like-minded musicians.  It's not scary or threatening - just fun and a useful addition to your musical experiences.

Suitable for all levels and ages.

You are welcome to bring a friend, even one (or more) or doesn't play a double reed instrument!

You do not have to be in a group already to come along - we will provide music and put you with players of a similar level.

Very experienced tutors guide you through music - either music you've organised yourself, or music will be provided if necessary.

Tutors are professional players who are keen to share their skills with enthusiastic amateur players.

Minimal cost:
NZDRS Members: $30 adults, $15 Gold Card holders, $10 students
Non-members: $35 adults, $20 Gold Card holders, $15 students
Non-members are invited to come along to one session at members' rates.

March Session:
When: 2:00pm - 4:30pm Saturday 19 March

Where: Performing Arts Centre, St Cuthbert's College, Marke…

Concert March 16, Wellington

On March 16 in Wellington, Peter Dykes will reprise his stunning performance of the Anthony Ritchie Oboe Sonata, that many will remember from the Auckland NZDRS weekend last year.

Also on the programme is Ken Wilson's Duo for clarinet and bassoon with Peter Scholes and Ben Hoadley. 

Ben also plays a new piece for bassoon and special effects pedal (!) by Jeremy Mayall.

12:15pm at St. Andrews on the Terrace - admission free.

Lorenzo Masala Reed Workshop

Fabulous oboe reed workshop with Lorenzo Masala(Switzerland)! 

What a wealth of knowledge and interesting ideas he has and the most engaging way of sharing his thoughts- double trampolines, sandwiches, motorways, windmills, rivers, Christmas decorations - his analogies and explanations were apt and also hilarious. 

Good to have Stephen Moschner there too. 

Thank you, Lorenzo.

Lorenzo Masala Reed Making Workshop

Chamber Music Club - February 20, 2016