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Events and Exhibitions


23-25 November 2017
English Oboe Days in Lübeck, Germany
Venue: Brahms-Institut an der Musikhochschule Lübeck

Join us for the ‘English Oboe days’ at the Villa Brahms, Jerusalemsberg 4, 23568 Lübeck.

Christopher Redgate will be giving a lecture (14.00) and a performance (16.00) on Thursday 23rd,

Celia Nicklin and George Caird will be giving masterclasses and lectures on 24th and 25th. George Caird will be speaking on "The influence of Leon Goossens, English oboe music in the 1930's and some observations on the creation of Britten's Temporal Variations". Further details to be confirmed).

Howarth of London in conjunction with Oboen-Meisterwerkstatt Eva Ries will be exhibiting our latest models of oboes and English Horns on all 3 days.

For a programme in PDF format, please click here.

We look forward to seeing you there! If there is anything in particular you want us to bring, please contact us in the London shop in advance!

Tel: +49 (0)451/ 30 40 5700

Saturday 25th November 2017
Gilad Atzmon Saxophone Masterclass - Focus on Fundamentals
Venue: Howarth of London Saxophone Department

Howarth of London are delighted to able to host Gilad Atzmon for this Saxophone Masterclass at our London showrooms.

Gilad Atzmon has been described by John Lewis at the Guardian as the “hardest-gigging man in British jazz.” He has toured extensively around the world as a powerhouse multiinstrumentalist; he plays saxophones, clarinet and ethnic woodwind instruments.

Over the years his playing has moved increasingly towards a cultural hybrid, with his Middle-Eastern roots combining with his relentlessly powerful personal style, influenced by Coltrane and bebop. He has recorded and performed with Robert Wyatt, Ian Dury, Robbie Williams, Sinead O’Connor and Paul McCartney. In 2014 he recorded with Pink Floyd and is featured on their last album, The Endless River (Anisina).

We are very excited to host Gilad for this workshop. Gilad’s teaching method is teaching people how to teach themselves. In this masterclass, Gilad will be focusing in on the basics: sound production, scales and rhythm. He believes that by now he can reduce everything he knows into three crucial principles. Come along to this workshop for elaboration!

If you would like any further information regarding this special event please contact the Saxophone Department at Howarth of London. EVENT FLYER

Tel020 7935 2407

6 - 7 December 2017
Official UK Launch of NEW Buffet Crampon Legende Clarinets
Venue: Howarth of London

Howarth of London would like to welcome you to attend the arrival of the new Buffet Crampon Legend Clarinet!

We look forward to seeing you at Howarth of London where there will be instruments available to try and you will have the opportunity to speak to Buffet Representatives directly involved with the production and design of this new instrument!

For a flyer in PDF format, please click here.

Tel:020 7934 2407

Saturday 9th December 2017 12.00pm - 4.00pm
Martin Kuuskmann at Howarth!
Venue: Howarth of London, 31 Chiltern Street, London, W1U 7PN

Estonian born bassoon virtuoso, Martin Kuuskmann is a commanding force bent on redefining the bassoon as a top calibre solo instrument. The New York Times praised Kuuskmann’s playing as "dynamic...amazing...gripping..." and in 2007 he received a Grammy Nomination for his recording of Chesky’s bassoon concerto. His has appeared as soloist at the New York Philharmonic series, the Macao Orchestra, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Riga Chamber Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of the Norrlandsoperan in Sweden, among many others, and has recorded and toured worldwide as a member and solo bassoonist with the renowned cross-over chamber orchestra Absolute Ensemble. Mr. Kuuskmann completed the recording of his first solo album “Non-Stop”, containing works by J.S. Bach, Berio, Schnyder, Jobim, Pärt, Kertsman and others, which will be released in early 2009.

His ambitions to explore contemporary music have led to the premieres of seven new bassoon concerti to date written exclusively for him by leading composers of our time such as Estonians Erkki-Sven Tüür, Eino Tamberg, Tõnu Kõrvits and Americans Christopher Theofanidis, Charles Coleman, Gene Pritsker and most recently David Chesky. His collaboration with the jazz legend John Patitucci led to the creation of Caprice No. 1 for bassoon and strings by Patitucci, which he has performed in several venues across the world. His work with composers Daniel Schnyder, Randall Woolf, Gene Pritsker, Gregor Huebner, Robert Martin has produced an array of works from acoustic to amplified and electronically enhanced compositions.


  • Skills of efficient practicing
  • Developing and maintaining basic techniques
  • Embouchure; the simplicity and logic behind flexible embouchure that enables one to do it all
  • Correct breath support and projection, develop and maintain it
  • Articulation; the different levels of articulation
  • Guide to developing perfect Double Tonguing
  • Circular breathing

FREE ENTRY - BOOK YOUR PLACE (And don't forget to bring your bassoon!)

For a flyer in PDF format, please click here.

Tel: 020 7935 2407

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