I am the Principal Bassoonist with the Orchestra Of Opera North. Over the last 25 years (in addition to my duties here at Opera North) I have regularly played guest principal bassoon with nearly all the orchestras in the UK.  I also have broadcast on BBC radio 3 as a soloist, and recorded chamber music for Kingdom, Teledisc & the EMI labels.

REEDMAKING 

The variety of my work has helped me develop a reed that is a good 'all rounder' without compromising on tone.

I am very selective with the cane I use and will only use pieces of a certain density which I test for after gouging on a Potratz Hardness Tester. I also use a flexibility tester too. These steps add to the consistency of my reeds. 

My customers range from established professionals right through to complete beginners. We all need a reed that works!!

If you have any questions please do CONTACT ME