The unique sound of Pipers 3 is made by three remarkable soloists, Mark Baigent, Jessica Mogridge and Julian West, who together form one of Europe’s leading oboe trios. Since their inception in 1990, they have continually explored and commissioned new repertoire and experimented with new ways of performing.
Mark specialises in historical performance, regularly working with the UK’s leading period instrument orchestras including the English Baroque Soloists, Orchestre Revolutionaire et Romantique and the Kings Consort, as well as a number of alternative ensembles, including Orchestre Noir and Far Black Furlong. Jessica both teaches and freelances as an oboist and cor anglais player with the UK’s major orchestras, having worked for three years as principal cor anglais with the Hong Kong Philharmonic. Julian plays mostly contemporary music: he is also interested in multi-media and collaborative performances with artists from other disciplines. He is also active in many education and community projects for Wigmore Hall, Spitalfields music, Glyndebourne Opera and is now Head of Open Academy, the Royal Academy of Music’s creative learning and participation department.