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
2013 Gabriel Erkoreka Duduk 3
1998 Peter McGarr North Distant