Bill Parrish

Bill Parrish Medium Oboe Reed

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Bill Parrish Medium Oboe Reed

These reeds are very stable with a warm, rich, dark tone. They play well in tune and are made beautifully. They are well worth the price.

Read a comparison of all our reed options in our oboe reed blog.  "Oboe Reeds: "Which oboe reed should I buy?".


Staple: Made on an American-made 47mm silver staple

Shape: Natamatsu #1

Gouge: .60 center, .50 sides of shaped cane just under the ears, 10-10.5 diameter cane (using various gouges)

About Bill Parrish

William Parrish is the principal oboe with the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, Opera Roanoke and Opera on the James as well as a member of the Wintergreen Summer Festival Orchestra. He is also Adjunct Instructor of oboe at Virginia Tech and Radford University. Bill served as the Associate Director of Pre-College at the Juilliard School for ten years and has played with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony, San Francisco Symphony and Honolulu Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Parrish received his BFA in oboe from Carnegie-Mellon University, his M.M. from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia and an Artist’s Diploma in oboe performance from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He was a prize winner in the 1988 Lucarelli Oboe International Solo competition at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Bill’s principal oboe teachers include Robert Bloom, Harry Sargous, John Ferrillo and Elaine Douvas. Mr. Parrish maintains a vibrant and successful private oboe studio in Lynchburg and is a founding member of the Cardinal Ensemble.

Return Policy

Please note that we do not accept returns on reeds or cane unless damaged on arrival.

Reviews (2)

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  • 5

    Posted by Christa Noe on Feb 22nd 2021

    All the reeds I’ve gotten have worked wonderfully and played beautifully!

  • 5
    Bill Parrish Oboe Reeds

    Posted by Jim Apistolas on Dec 13th 2019

    I had read a review of these reeds by Ann saying how good they are. She was right, I was able to play mine right from the package. Using for a concert this weekend. Very happy with them.

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