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Pipers 3

        Oboe Trio


"Three remarkable



                         Vinko Globokar

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"the highlight of the 2011

                 St.Magnus Festival" 

                                                                    Audience member

      The unique sound of Pipers 3 is made by 'three remarkable oboists' - Mark Baigent, Jessica Mogridge and Julian West. Together they form one of Europe's leading oboe trios; their CD "Intercession" being seen as a landmark recording.


         Since their inception in 1990, they have continually explored & commissioned new repertoire  as well as experimented with new ways of performing. 


         With the oboe trio's roots in eighteenth century Vienna, Pipers 3's repertoire includes two exceptional works by Beethoven whilst their more recent repertoire demonstrates a continued interest in this combination of instruments shown by today's composers with outstanding works by James MacMillan, Michael Finnissy and Gilbert Amy with music that captures and embraces the new, the historical and ethnic influences from around the world.


         Audiences are continually captivated by the wide range of sound and expression that is characteristic of this trio and amazed by the variety and quality of their repertoire.


          Competition successes include The Young Concert Artists

Trust, The Royal Overseas League, Bromsgrove Festival, Radio 3

Young Artists' Platform, the Countessof Munster Recital Scheme,

South-East Arts Young Musicians' Platform, the John Tunnell Trust

and the 'Vandoren Prize' at UFAM, Paris.


Pipers 3 have broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and 4 and on Classic FM.



"Exciting performers with an    excellent gift of communication"                                 Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Pipers 3 Comissions

1996      Richard Leigh                  Kantelaride

1998      Michael Finnissy             False Notions of Progress

2011      David Knotts                    Tsirana

2012      Alasdair Nicolson            Tempest Suite

2013      Richard Causton             Distance & Closeness


Commissioned for Pipers 3

1997      Lyndon Hilling                  Tudor Tryptich 

1998      Paul Renan-Zelezniak      Nile 3


Written for Pipers 3

1997      Colin Bayliss                      Four Scottish Reflections 

1997      Neil Bramson                    Crocodile Trio

2011      Robert Keeley                    Some Reeds in the Wind


Other Premieres

2013      Gabriel Erkoreka               Duduk 3

1998      Peter McGarr                     North Distant



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