Testimonials

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

“The oboe arrived safely today, and it is absolutely wonderful. I so appreciate everything that you both did to make the purchase such a pleasant experience. Your many answers to my many questions… were of enormous help in my decision making process. Now that I have seen and played the oboe, I can attest that everything Celia described about it is absolutely accurate. This oboe does indeed have a very sweet sound, and a sweet feel as well. The colors and key work are beautiful, and I do believe, as Richard stated, something unique.”

Tracy Day

“I fully recommend Richard Craig’s work. He is highly skilled and thorough and his meticulous attention to detail gives very satisfying results. He is well equipped for the most complicated and daunting jobs and has an excellent knowledge of woodwind manufacture.”

John Cranex-Principal BassoonSydney Symphony

“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 overhaul on my clarinets was so thorough and expert that they really did respond very much better afterwards. His willingness to change any small detail when I picked them up to play and to advise me on their upkeep was most welcome. I can thoroughly recommend his services to any woodwind player who wants the very best from their instruments!”

Richard HosfordPrincipal ClarinetBBC Symphony Orchestra, Nash Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra of Europe

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

Peter DaviesSub-Principal ClarinetBBC Symphony Orchestra

“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

“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

“Richard is a brilliant technician who fully understands the importance of setting up an instrument to the highest professional standards.”

David CowleyPrincipal OboeBBC National Orchestra of Wales

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

Peter Hurd

“Richard’s experience and knowledge is evident in his extremely high quality work that he has done over the past year on my instruments. As a professional musician, having someone as outstanding as Richard to look after your instrument repairs is invaluable.”

David RowdenClarinet and Artistic DirectorSydney Omega Ensemble

 

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