GEOFFREY BURGESS (oboe) has played Baroque oboe around the globe for close to thirty years. After initial studies in his hometown Sydney, a Dutch Government Scholarship allowed him to study in The Hague with Ku Ebbinge. He worked over a twenty-year period with the Paris-based opera company, Les Arts Florissants, an association that triggered a passion for French Baroque opera that culminated in a doctoral dissertation for Cornell University. His book, The Oboe, written in collaboration with Bruce Haynes, won the 2007 Bessaraboff Prize from the American Musical Instrument Society. Geoffrey was a key figure in the early-instrument revival in Australia, and was a founding member of the Brandenburg Orchestra in Sydney. He has worked with baroque ensembles across North America, from Seattle to Boston and Los Angeles to Montréal and has appeared as soloist with the Washington Bach Consort, Dallas Bach Society and Philadelphia Bach Festival, and in recitals with prominent artists such as Julianne Baird and Elizabeth Futral. In addition to some twenty-five orchestral and operatic recordings, Geoffrey recorded music of the Bach Family with Ann Morgan for Move Records, and Invocations and Incantations features new music written for Duo d’amore—Geoffrey with harpischordist Elaine Funaro. Dr Burgess has taught at the Baroque Performance Institute at Oberlin College, and on the musicology faculties of Stony Brook, Case Western, Duke and Columbia Universities. He presently lives in Philadelphia, and is the Baroque oboe instructor at the Eastman School of Music.

 
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