21st Century Oboe
Christopher Redgate & the Howarth-Redgate Oboe

Welcome to the 21st Century Oboe



The Howarth-Redgate Oboe

Christopher Redgate

'...the result of a quarter-century’s dedicated research and graft: one man’s love affair with the contemporary oboe. Redgate is one of a tiny band of oboists across the world who have made a life’s work of taking the instrument into the farthest reaches of technical virtuosity and physical capability, and in doing so inspired a generation of composers to create a virtuoso repertoire characterised by blazing compositional audacity and extremity.'

James Weeks, Tempo Magazine

For information about future concerts click here.

 In November 2015 I gave the premiere performance of Nigel McBride's the uncompromisingness with which dogma is held for solo oboe. This is the longest work I know for solo oboe and one of the most difficult.

See it here!





Part of the Howarth-Redgate oboe.