Dr Jonathan Tobutt

Jonathan is an oboist. He has a MMus and PhD in early twentieth century British Oboe Music performance practice from the University of Leeds.

Jonathan uncovered a considerable amount of unpublished material by the Scottish composer Alan Richardson in 2014, significantly his sonata for oboe and piano believed lost, of which Jonathan gave the first known UK Northern performance as well as the first public performances of  two further unknown oboe pieces by the composer in 2016. Jonathan’s research interests include exploring the soundworld of the oboe interacting with the elements, specifically water, rather than reflecting landscape, to consider the viability of striking presentation alternatives to established traditional performance concepts within a broader environmental context.

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