Oboe/Oboe questions


Hi Geoffrey,hope you are fine.I want to ask you something:

I want to make a reed for playing Mozart and Strauss oboe Concerto with a micrometer.Do you have any suggestion how much thin different parts of an European oboe reed style should be if I want to play these two concertos with maximal ease and should I make different reeds(when we talk about thickness) for these two?

Thank you very much,hope to hear some news from you very soon.


Dear Mark
I am sorry that I have been unable to answer your question until today.
I have a scan of dimensions which I will sent to you. It is probably best if you send me an email to which I can attach the picture.

Send your email address to me at


I will reply as soon as I can after I receive your address.

Best wishes



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Geoffrey Bridge


Professional oboist with many years experience. Former pupil of Leon Goossens. Solo artist for Arts Council of Great Britain. Freelance recitalist/broadcasting/orchestras. Former Head of woodwind teaching in Hampshire, England. Questions on repertoire, playing styles, reeds, cane selection and processing.


St Andrews University Royal College of Music, Aberdeen College of Education Licenciate of the Royal Academy of Music General Teaching Council certificate Broadcast solo recitals/performed with major symphony orchestras/Music Club recitals/writings on double reed matters

Chairman and Trustee of the British Double Reed Society International Double Reed Society Association Hautbois Francais Orchestral Manager of Southern Pro Musica Orchestra/Aberdeen Sinfonietta

Double Reed News/Australasian Double Reed Society magazine/International Double Reed Society

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