Ludlow Wednesday Concerts
Wednesday 19 June 2024
Ludlow Assembly Rooms
George Caird: oboe
Simon Blendis: violin
Douglas Patterson: viola
Jane Salmon: cello
Mozart: Quartet in C, K285b
Britten: Six Metamorphoses after Ovid for solo oboe, Op.49
Moeran: Fantasy Quartet
Beethoven: String Trio in G major, Op.9
Mozart: Oboe Quartet in F, K370
The Caird Oboe Quartet was founded in 2004 to explore the rich repertoire for oboe and string trio and has occasionally played with a guest violinist for oboe quintet repertoire. The Quartet has played at music societies and festivals in the UK and recorded one CD, An English Renaissance of English works for oboe and strings.
Oboist, teacher and educator, George Caird enjoys a highly diverse life in music and the arts, holding leading positions in UK and European conservatoires and performing as soloist, chamber musician and orchestral player.
Simon Blendis, Douglas Patterson and Jane Salmon have been playing together for more than 30 years as members of the former piano quartet the Schubert Ensemble, which enjoyed a long and international reputation, as well as pursuing associations with other leading groups.