Detail of flute keywork made by Peter Worrell

ORIGINS

“After many conversations with my colleagues around the world, we have come to an unfortunate conclusion. We are none of us (recorder makers certainly!) getting any younger. We also look around and see the same faces at exhibitions and shows that we saw twenty years ago. Great for professional solidarity, but worrying in other respects.” - Tim Cranmore

It is this perceived need to encourage new instrument makers to take to the stage that has inspired the development of Cambridge Woodwind Makers. Its conception followed many conversations and it was these realisations that led Daniel Bangham to decide to combine his experience of making, lecturing in instrument repair, and extensive network of interesting people, to do something about the situation. Cambridge Woodwind Makers intends to share skills and preserve them through encouraging active participation.

 

Origins

A new woodwind making workshop, created to preserve and promote the art and artisanship of instrument making.