David Cooper

I am an oboe player with a long standing interest in the hautboy. I have owned a Moek Steinkopf after J D Zencker instrument since 1989 but until recently have considered it unplayable. I emigrated to New Zealand in 2008 and have been encouraged by a colleague to research staple design with the result that the instrument now plays beautifully.
I sm going fo Stapleford next year to join a Paul van der Linden course as I now intend to make my own faithful copy of a historical instrument. The instrument I wish to copy is the stanesby junior No 29 from the Bate collection.