Here are the current tutors and artisans that work with Cambridge Woodwind Makers.
Daniel Bangham | Daniel is one of the most respected classical clarinet makers. He made many classical clarinets, basset clarinets and basset horns in 1980’s and 90’s and has recently made a clarinet for Colin Lawson, Director of the Royal College of Music. Daniel is managing director of Wood, Wind & Reed and Reeds Direct Cambridge and he is returning to his roots through the creation of Cambridge Woodwind Maker. His passion is now giving an opportunity for others to enjoy the craft of musical instrument making.
Tim Cranmore | Started out training to be a biochemist but somewhere along the line jumped into recorder making! Luckily for us! He now has an international reputation for making custom recorders from his workshop in Malvern. He has been runing robust and exciting courses with Cambridge Woodwind Makers, from its opening in Feburary 2012.
Robert Barclay, Richard Seraphinoff & Michael Münkwitz | Famous in the world of ‘Long trumpet’ making, this lively team have come on board to teach ‘Long trumpet’ making with us. The course is run by Bob Barclay. We can only run one course per year with these gentlemen, so book early to avoid disappointment.
Sam Goble | Player and maker of Conettos and other historic brass instruments. Sam studied instrument playing at Trinity College London and instrument making under Nicholas Perry. He is now in demand internationally as an instrumental teacher and we are delighted that we can provide Sam and his colleague Andrew Hallock, a workshop to pass on their instrument making knowledge and skills.
Peter Worrell | Through working with both Howarth’s and Duncan Crawford, Peter has refined the art of woodwind instrument design with focus on mechanisms of oboes, clarinets and flutes. A highly accomplished key maker and craftsman, he now focuses on making entire flutes, though his recent invention of a clarinet that can be played by someone with only a functioning right or left hand is a tour-de-force and ranks him in the top echelons of instrument designers and technicans. Peter also gets involved behind the scenes at Cambridge Woodwind makers and is a valuable part of the organisation.
Paul Windridge | Repairer and instrument maker based in Leicestershire. Having worked at Rudall Carte and co in the 1980’s Paul had gone on to be an instrument maker and inventor in his own right. Paul was one of the first craftsmen to see the need and potential of Cambridge Woodwind makers and provides a huge amount of help and encouragement. Paul also teaches on the woodwind repair courses held regularly at the Champion workshop.
Paul van der Linden | Based in Holland, Paul is a maker and player in great demand on the European early music scene. The first course that Paul ran the CWM was an oboe development workshop, that was highly successful. During the last few years over 20 Baroque oboe and d’amours have been made on his courses. With several participants coming back to make second instruments.
Jacqueline Sorel | Accomplished recorder maker from Holland, with an international reputation. Jacquline is developing courses at Cambridge Woodwind Makers that covers specific voicing and technical details, but also makes one think about how to choose a recorder and what gives a recorder its characteristic.
Adam Shapiro | A seasoned performer on modern as well as baroque oboe. He has performed with the Houston Symphony, Seattle Symphony, New Jersey Symphony and the New World Symphony orchestras, as well as with the American Bach Soloists. Adam is also a member of the Seattle 5th Avenue and Village Theatre pit orchestras. Adam earned his DMA in Performance Practice from Rutgers University. As a teacher, Adam is a lecturer at the University of Washington, and maintains an active studio. He makes all his own reeds and teaches the art of reed making.
Derek Cornell | Consummate craftsman and oboe key maker. Derek has been part of the team that brought order to the workshop during its inception.