HB Medium Oboe Reed
A reed for the professional player. These reeds were a favorite among many of our customers for year. Now they're back for a limited time!
Staple: Made on silver 47 mm staples with composite cork.
Shape: Jeanne Standard Shape.
The HB reeds are hand made by Heidi Brann. She is an accomplished oboist and teacher. She has a flourishing studio, freelances and is the mother of three budding musicians. A graduate of The Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University, where she was the recipient of the Zaidee T. Thomas Award in instrumental performance, she studied the oboe and reed making with Sara Watkins Shirley-Quirk. Other influential teachers have been Juliane Strelau Koscinski, Jill West, Ray Still, Harry Sargous and John Mack.
Her musical studies on the oboe began at the age of 10, and included the bassoon at the age of 12. As a soloist, she has performed in the United States and internationally in Russia, and Germany on both oboe and English horn. She is grateful to have had the opportunity to work with conductors as influential as Marin Alsop, Richard Bradshaw, Catherine Comet, Leon Fleisher, William McGlaughlin, Awadagin Pratt, and Jeffrey Tate.
As an oboist, the reed making process was intriguing as she sought out many reed making styles to her own study of the reed by experimenting, logging information in reed notebooks, and sharing success, tips, and questions with fellow oboists. Her reeds are of exceptional quality, have a warm tone, even scale, and are hand made for you with the selection of diameter and strength. They give oboists the ability to bring a variety of color into their playing. We all know the oboe, the most difficult of all instruments, demands the highest quality reed. Heidi's reeds are now a source of great, colorful playing to oboists around the globe and she hopes you experience the same!