Quite some time ago I began communicating with a man whose young son was beginning to play oboe. We had some lovely conversations, due to his landing on this site. (I did SO much more with oboeinsight back then!) Eventually I met Vladimir and his son Daniel Gurevich at a concert I played in Santa Cruz, where I soloed on Oblivion by Piazolla.

Last night I landed on a recital by San Francisco Conservatory of Music students. What a wonderful surprise to see and hear Daniel there (second on this video), and what a super recital! Bravi tutti to all the musicians (and especially to Daniel, since I feel as if we connected, albeit minimally). We have some mighty fine young musicians out there to replace us oldsters! No need to worry about the future of the oboe sections of orchestras, as far as I’m concerned. (But I would love to know if orchestra etiquette is taught: it’s the one thing that sometimes sinks a young player. Not that it doesn’t sink an older one as well!) Bravo, too, to the instructors at SFCM, Eugene Izotov and Russ DeLuna.

21. November 2012 · Comments Off on Recital Encore · Categories: Recital Encore

I’ve always enjoyed the Dring trio, but I’m not familiar with this work. Sweet, lovely movement.

Bryanne Presley, Oboe
Teng-Kuan Wang, Piano

03. November 2012 · Comments Off on Recital Encore! · Categories: Oboe, Recital Encore

Antonio Vivaldi sonata for Oboe and Continuo in c minor, RV53
In-Gun Hwang (14 years old at the time of this recording, according to the YouTube page)

05. May 2012 · Comments Off on Recital Encore · Categories: English horn, Recital Encore

Nice work … nice playing.

Kenneth Fuchs: Eventide
Kevin Chavez, English horn; Carol Ann Aicher, piano

26. April 2012 · Comments Off on Recital Encore · Categories: Oboe, Recital Encore

I haven’t put any of these up for a while. But I’ve not done much of anything for a while! I’d tell you that will change but I don’t want to make promises I can’t keep.

But here … have a Recital Encore. The player is 14 year old In-Gun Hwang.

Saint Saëns: Oboe Sonata

André Previn: Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano
Third movement: Jaunty

Shih-han Chiu, bassoon; Sophie Mok, oboe; Kwokwai Michael Lui, piano
Shih-han Chiu, DMA recital, University of Colorado at Boulder, College of Music, Yoshi Ishikawa Bassoon Studio

18. June 2011 · Comments Off on Recital Encore · Categories: NewToMyEars™, Recital Encore

Closer to home … Joshua Lauretig is from the Cleveland area and I believe he’s 16 years old. I’ve never heard of the work or composer before, so this is also a “New To My Ears” work.

Josh Lauretig, oboe
Elizabeth DeMio, piano

The video info box tells us this:

oboe : HyunJung(Amy) Song
2011-28-may Kumho Prodigy concert. Seoul,South Korea
She is 13 years old who live in Seoul.
She studies oboe in Yewon middle school in Seoul.
This is her first solo recital.
Please enjoy it!

Handel:

I’ve had a number of students, from high school through university level play the Saint Saëns. Whenever I ask them to keep the book closed and play the beginning of each movement by memory (my way of checking to see if they even have a clue what the first note is, for one thing) they act as if I’m insane. Hah!

Saint Saëns:

… and let’s change our outfit, shall we? 😉

Poulenc:

Pasculli:

This young player is so musical … wow. Just … wow!

Thanks to Robin Tropper for bringing this to my attention.

Some oboe players having fun! Take THAT, you crazy bassoonists.

See? We can be fun too.

Eventually.

18. March 2011 · Comments Off on Recital Encore · Categories: Oboe, Recital Encore

I haven’t been putting many recital encores up recently. Guess I should look through YouTube a bit more for these. This is a fun one … love me some Piazzolla!

Astor Piazzola: Tango Etude No. 3
Liz Plummer, oboist