Geoffrey Burgess, oboe and recorder
Oboist Geoffrey Burgess studied in Sydney and later in The Hague. He has performed as soloist with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra in the Sydney Opera House, and recitalist in America and Europe. In addition to twenty year’s association with the Paris-based company Les Arts Florissants, Geoffrey has recorded solo oboe music of the Bach Family, and contemporary programs with Duo d’amore. In the 2008-09 season he performed as concertos from Texas to Philadelphia and in ensembles from Boston to Chicago. In collaboration with Joel Robinson (New York) he makes copies of 18th-century oboes. His book, The Oboe, written with Bruce Haynes has become a standard reference work on the subject and he has also produced an audio anthology of historical recordings of oboists. Dr. Burgess has taught at Stony Brook, Columbia and Duke Universities, is currently on the faculty of the Eastman School of Music, and sought after as a gifted teacher. Geoffrey’s base of operations is Philadelphia.