Oboe, Baroque Oboe
Since his student days in Sydney Australia, Geoffrey Burgess has had a passion for all things to do with the oboe. He has worked over the course of his career with leading ensembles in Australia, Europe, and the US. For 20 years he was associated with Les Arts Florissants (Paris) and has appeared with all the major early music ensembles in the U.S. and Canada. His contributions to the history, repertoire, construction, performance, and culture of the oboe can be found in numerous reference works, such as the New Grove Dictionary, and The Oboe, co-authored with Bruce Haynes, has become a standard reference work. His latest book, a historical novel on the life of Bach’s oboist, The Thorn of the Honey Locust is due for release this Summer. Geoffrey is principal oboe with the Washington Bach Consort. He lives in Philadelphia with his husband, harpsichordist Leon Schelhase, and teaches at the Eastman School of Music.