Category Archives: Howarth Oboe News

Second-hand Open-holed Oboes

Looking to buy a new instrument? We have a selection of open-holed professional Howarth oboes on our second-hand list available for purchase. Continue reading

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Oboe Assembly

Before beginning to play the oboe, it is essential to learn how to assemble the instrument in a way that avoids damaging its mechanism. Oboes are very delicate instruments which are difficult and expensive to repair, so it is important … Continue reading

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‘The Practice Challenge’ by Rachel Broadbent

When beginning to learn an instrument, it can sometimes be difficult to know what or how to practise. Acknowledging this, professional oboist Rachel Broadbent has created a game aimed towards young students of the oboe, flute, clarinet, or bassoon, bringing … Continue reading

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Légère Oboe Reeds

  Would you like to own an oboe reed which lasts for months, never requires soaking or adjusting, and consistently delivers excellent results? If so, you may like to try a synthetic Legere oboe reed. Designed by Guy Légère in … Continue reading

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Introducing the Reewald Professional Oboe Reed

Are you needing a new oboe reed and open to trying something new? Howarth of London are pleased to introduce a new oboe reed to our catalogue—the Reewald Professional Oboe Reed. The Reewald Oboe company was founded in Leipzig, Germany, … Continue reading

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Oboe Supports & Rests

Do you experience discomfort whilst playing your oboe?  Unfortunately, for many oboists the answer to this is ‘yes’. The oboe is designed in a way that causes most of the instrument’s weight to be exerted on the player’s right-hand thumb, … Continue reading

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Synthetic Howarth Oboes

We have been motivated to find a material that is stable in dry environments, and can now offer players further protection with joints made entirely from synthetic materials. They are carefully chosen for their acoustic properties, and are:  · Reliable … Continue reading

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Howarth Charity Grade-One-athon

September; our bank holidays have gone, our summer cools off and our children go back to school. Some hopeful and festively optimistic souls are even beginning their countdown to Christmas. Here at Howarth of London seven brave staff members have … Continue reading

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Juilliard Graduate Places First in 2014 NSAL Music Competition

Congratulations to Oboist, and Howarth Artist, Julia Marie DeRosa, a student of The Juilliard School of Music, who is the First Place winner of the National Society of Arts and Letters 2014 National Woodwinds Competition, where she was awarded $10,000.  The … Continue reading

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Introducing… The Howarth XM Oboe

“A new sound for Howarth…” Howarth of London are proud to introduce the Howarth XM, a prestige oboe which fulfils the demands and expectations of the world’s finest players. The Howarth XM continues the tradition of the acclaimed XL oboe, … Continue reading

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