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Liam Fleet

dulcian, shawm, recorder, voice

A fanatic of all things double-reed, bassoonist and oboist Liam is currently studying for a BMus degree at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. He learnt modern bassoon and oboe in parallel throughout school, and having developed a love for Renaissance and Baroque music early on in life the next step of the journey was to enter the period instrument world. Following a period of study focussed on music of the 16th – 18th centuries in the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague, historical bassoons have become the focal point of Liam’s playing upon returning to the UK.

Alongside his studies he freelances on a variety of early woodwind instruments, predominantly baroque bassoon, curtal, baroque oboe and shawm in orchestral, consort and chamber settings. In addition to an active performance life, Liam thoroughly enjoys visiting schools and adult groups alike to introduce them to the world of double reed instruments through the ages well as transcribing and arranging music of all periods for historical and modern double reed ensembles. He is currently based in Herefordshire, where he spends lots of time making reeds and is beginning to offer in-person and online teaching.

Liam also enjoys cooking, hillwalking and reading, particularly the works of JRR Tolkien.

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