Archive for Christopher Redgate

Coull Quartet celebrates 40 years at Warwick

The Coull Quartet celebrates its 40th anniversary as Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Warwick, UK this year. They perform a series of concerts on campus, collaborate with many academic departments, support scholarships given to string players and much more.

We’re excited to work with them on a 2018 release: They will perform on Christopher Redgate’s second volume of ‘New Music for a New Oboe’, coming out in March. The album will include pieces specially commissioned by Sam Hayden, Edward Cowie, Paul Archbold, Dorothy Ker and Christopher Fox.

New Music for a New Oboe, Volume 2

Foremost English oboist (and specialist in advanced techniques) Christopher Redgate is putting the finishing touches to his latest Métier album, “New Music for a New Oboe, vol. 2”. This was originally due to appear in 2014 but Chris suffered a stroke (from which happily he is now totally recovered) and this delayed progress. Now scheduled for release in the first part of 2018, the album will contain new/recent works by Christopher Fox, Dorothy Ker, Paul Archbold, Edward Cowie and Sam Hayden – all first recordings. The album, like its predecessor (vol. 1 – MSV 28529) features the Howarth-Redgate oboe specially developed to cater for the more challenging requirements of the avant-garde, including multiphonics. The oboe was manufactured by Howarth of London.