Geoffrey Burgess

Geoffrey Burgess has played Baroque oboe around the globe for over thirty years. A key figure in the early-instrument revival in Australia, and for twenty years a member of Les Arts Florissants in Paris, Geoffrey appears regularly with the Washington Bach Consort, Philadelphia Bach Festival, and Boston Early Music Festival Ensemble. Burgess is also an active scholar, with a PhD on French Baroque opera from Cornell University, and the award-winning study The Oboe, written in collaboration with Bruce Haynes. He is currently preparing two books: Well-Tempered Recorders: Friedrich von Huene and the Making of Early Music in a New World (Indiana Univ Press) and an edition of Bruce Haynes’ Nachlass The Pathetick Musician (Oxford Univ. Press). His solo recordings include music of the Bach Family, contemporary commissions and classical chamber music. Dr Burgess is Baroque Oboe Instructor at the Eastman School of Music, has taught at Stony Brook, Duke and Columbia Universities, as well as on the faculties of Baroque academies at Oberlin and Longy.