Christopher Broderson (b. 1948) pursued Undergraduate and Graduate degrees in Music History, Vocal Performance and Musicology at the University of Michigan and Wayne State University. He began playing the Baroque Oboe in 1975. Initially self-taught, he later studied privately with Bruce Haynes, Stephen Hammer and Marc Schachman. Brodersen is also a builder of historical keyboard instruments (harpsichord, clavichord, and fortepiano) and is active in music journalism. He was the Review Editor of Continuo Magazine from 1995 to 1999 and recently (2013) contributed 13 articles to the Second Edition of the Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments. Brodersen is on staff of Fanfare Magazine, and is an occasional contributor to The Double Reed, the journal of the IDRS. Together with his colleague David Schreiner, Baroque Bassoon, Brodersen was a presenter at the 2017 IDRS Conference in Appleton, WI.
Calling all modern oboists – if you’ve every wondered what the hautboy (baroque oboe) was all about, here’s your chance to find out. All players of the modern oboe are invited to this lecture/presentation, which will attempt to unravel some of the mysteries. You can even ‘test drive’ one – instruments and eminently playable reeds […]