Testimonials

These are some of the things that customers in Australia and the UK have said about my work . . .

“I was very, very pleased by both the instruments…the service and regulation of these oboes is outstanding. Your craftsmanship is as fine as any oboe expert in the United States, I only wish the freight to Oz was less costly or I would send you my horns regularly for service.”

Robert Howe

“Richard has always provided a fast, efficient, reliable and thoroughly competent repair service for all my clarinets.”

Peter DaviesSub-Principal ClarinetBBC Symphony Orchestra

“Thank you again for a most easy purchase of a couple of dynamite instruments… What wonderful instruments. And what wonderful maintenance they have received. They play wonderfully and they play like new. The English horn is better than either of my present horns, and this even with the low Bb extension. Thank you for making this such an easy purchase.”

Robert Howe

Richard’s woodwind repair work continues to be outstanding. Once again he has resurrected my old and tired Cor Anglais to a point where it feels almost new again. Precision re-corking, adjustments, thorough cleaning etc etc, it’s real quality work. Thank you.

Peter Duggan

“Oboe arrived today. It is indeed a first class instrument in every respect! Thank you.”

Peter Hurd

“I’ve always found Richard’s work to be meticulous, thorough and fairly priced. You are aware from your first dealings with him that your instrument is in the hands of a phenomenally experienced repairer who will listen to your requirements and then act on them. His advice to me in the past has been invaluable.”

Maxwell SpiersCor AnglaisRoyal Ballet Sinfonia

“From personal experience, I can say that Richard’s work on bassoons is of a very high standard indeed. He is, in addition, a mine (goldmine..?) of friendly and useful advice on all aspects of woodwind instrument construction and maintenance.“

Roger BrookeAssociate Principal BassoonSydney Symphony

“I could not be happier with the work Richard has done on my oboe. He was enormously helpful and took the time to work with me to find the best solutions possible. His work is of a high quality that I know I can rely on to last”

Shefali PryorAssociate Principal OboeSydney Symphony

“Thank you for your work on my bassoon. It certainly plays much more easily now than it has for as long as I can remember. … I can now sound the highest c, d and e flat without any trouble at all!”

Michael Julian Lew

“Full overhaul of old Puchner Bassoon, including a rotten boot joint and complete pad replacement. Excellent work, on time and with solid communication – very happy, thanks Richard!”

Matthew Angus

 

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