Wind and brass welcomes late applicants and two new bassoon teachers

Wind section

Applications for minority instruments are still open, and two bassoonists with outstanding pedigrees, John Orford and Paul Boyes, have been appointed as visiting professors. 

John Orford has appeared as principal bassoon in all London’s major symphony orchestras and has been professor of bassoon at the Royal Academy of Music and The Guildhall School of Music & Drama since 1984. An acclaimed soloist, Orford has frequently recorded for film & television as well as featuring as a soloist with the London Virtuosi and the London Sinfonietta.

Paul Boyes was principal bassoonist for the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra for 10 years. He is now working freelance while guesting as a principal in the Royal Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, London Symphony, English Chamber, Scottish Chamber and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestras.

The world-leading wind, brass and percussion department at Trinity Laban is pleased to welcome these professors of bassoon to the faculty.

For late applicants there are still places available for students of particular instruments, including Bassoon, Oboe, Horn and Tuba. In celebration of the two newly appointed teachers Orford and Boyes, bassoonists can audition for free this year at Trinity Laban.

Applications go through UCAS Conservatoires: