Âwâz-e Niyâz Performance in Oxford

Concert on the 1st February: 2013

I will be performing Michael Finnissy’s  monumental new work Âwâz-e Niyâz for oboe doubling lupophon and piano in Oxford on the 1st February.

The concert also includes:

Pasculli – Le Api

Beethoven – Oboe Trio op 87

Triebensee – Trio for two oboes and cor anglais

Holywell Music Room, Oxford

The performance starts at 7.30 but there is also a pre-concert talk by Michael Finnissy at 6.30

Tickets £15.00 and £12.00 concessions from Tickets Oxford 01865 305 305

What is a lupophon? It is a super bass oboe which has only recently been invented:


Chris Redgate with the lupophon: photo by Colin Still


Re-thinking the Oboe Exhibition at the Royal Academy

The Rethinking the Oboe exhibition has recently opened at the Royal Academy of Music, London. This exhibition runs from January 15th through to the 28th March.

The exhibition traces the history of the oboe from the middle of the 18th century through to the most recent design: the Howarth-Redgate oboe. (See http://www.21stcenturyoboe.com for details of this oboe and it’s development).

As part of the exhibition there are three special events. The first of these, a launch event, takes place on Monday 28th January 2013 at 6.00 p.m. This event includes a short concert on the Howarth-Redgate oboe.

The works to be performed are:

Fabrice Fitch: Agricola IXc for solo oboe ( World Premiere)

Sam Hayden: surface/tension for oboe and piano

Richard Barrett: Fold for solo oboe

Dorothy Ker: Clepsydra for solo oboe 

Christopher Redgate – oboe

Stephen Robbings – Piano

In addition to the concert there is a drinks reception and a special viewing of the exhibition.

The event is free!



The New Howarth-Redgate Oboe: photo courtesy of Howarth of London