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Nov 13

New Oboe Editor: Welcome Geoffrey Burgess

We are excited to announce the new Oboe Editor for The Double Reed. First, we want to thank the search committee (Frances Colon, Marlen Vavrikova, Ryan Romine, Toyin Spellman-Díaz, and William Short (chair), as well as ex officio members Ed Craig and Eric Stomberg) for their incredible time and dedication.

Following the search process, the Executive Board of IDRS has approved the committee’s recommendation of Geoffrey Burgess to assume the duties of Oboe Editor for The Double Reed.

About Geoffrey Burgess:
Since his student days in Sydney Australia, Geoffrey Burgess has had a passion for all things to do with the oboe. Discovering the Baroque oboe, he has worked over the course of his career with leading early music ensembles in Australia, Europe, and the US. His contributions to the history, repertoire, construction, performance, and culture of the oboe can be found in the New Grove Dictionary, and MGG, while The Oboe (Yale UP, 2004), co-authored with Bruce Haynes, is acknowledged as the standard reference work on the subject. His recent publications include Well-Tempered Woodwinds: Friedrich von Huene and the Making of Early Music in a New World (Indiana UP, 2015), a revisionist performance-practice manual entitled The Pathetick Musician: Moving an Audience in the Age of Eloquence (Oxford UP, 2016), and he is currently writing a historical novel on the life of Bach’s oboist with the provisional title The Thorn of the Honey Locust. Currently principal oboe with the Washington Bach Consort, Geoffrey teaches at the Eastman School of Music, and lives in Philadelphia with his harpsichordist husband Leon Schelhase.