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April 30, 2017
4:00PM - 6:30PM

Audition Winning Techniques
A Masterclass with Eugene Izotov and Lora Schaefer
RDG Woodwinds, 589 N Larchmont Blvd Floor 2, Los Angeles, CA 90004

All are invited to join us for this exciting event!  If you would like to watch or play, please contact us to reserve your spot.  The cost is $30.00 to watch and $50.00 to play for Mr. Izotov and Ms. Schaefer. Seating is limited, so please contact us soon!

June 26 - 30, 2016

International Double Reed Society Conference

RDG Woodwinds is excited to meet everyone attending this year's convention held in the great state of Georgia. Our booth will be located in the Columbus Convention and Trade Center, next to Columbus State University's Schwob School of Music. 

For more information, please click here to be redirected to the International Double Reed Society website.  

June 19 - 25, 2016

Hidden Valley Music Seminar Master Class
Robert Walters, solo English horn, Cleveland Orchestra
The 5-day English horn masterclass session with Robert Walters includes solo performance classes with piano accompaniment, orchestral excerpt preparation, an oboe d'amour class, a reed-making workshop, and a score study session.

For more information, please click here to be redirected to the Hidden Valley Music Seminar website.  

June 10 - 17, 2016

Join us at the John Mack Oboe Camp!  The John Mack Oboe Camp is a weeklong series of masterclasses for oboists that takes place near Little Switzerland, North Carolina. This year's instructors include Dana Sundet, Dwight Parry, Thom Moore, Elizabeth DeMio, Kelly Peral, Andria Brennan Hoy, and John Symer.  We will have a selection of products available for purchase at the camp.

To be redirected to the camp's website, please click here. To apply, please click here. We hope to see you there.

June 5 - 11, 2016

Hidden Valley Music Seminar Master Class
Elaine Douvas, Principal oboe, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
5-day oboe masterclass session with Elain Douvas 

For more information, please click here to be redirected to the Hidden Valley Music Seminar website.  

September 20th, 2015

RDG Woodwinds will be hosting a Masterclass with Eugene Izotov, Principal Oboist of San Francisco Symphony. This class will focus on orchestral audition technique. Q&A session to follow with light refreshments. 

Where: 589 N. Larchmont Blvd. Second Floor Los Angeles, CA 90004

When: 2:00pm - 5:00pm on Sunday September 20th, 2015 

Auditors ($25) and Performers ($45) are welcome. Space is limited, so please contact us to reserve a seat. 

February 19th, 2011

Our newest shipment of Lorée oboes has been handpicked by Ariana Ghez and Anne Marie Gabriele (members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic) during their visit to the factory in Paris, France in January. 

We are also proud to offer Buffet clarinets handpicked by Gregory Raden (Dallas Symphony) and Eugene Mondie (National Symphony Orchestra) during their recent visit to the Buffet Factory in Jacksonville, Fl.


Howarth of London visitis RDG

On Friday October 1st from 11am-4pm, RDG Woodwinds welcomed Howarth of London to our store.  Customers stopped by to try out their latest oboes and English Horns, and everyone enjoyed a spot of tea and some delicious scones.  A variety of Howarth oboes and English horns are available for purchase here at RDG.  Please contact us for more information.


Lorée Day in LA - A Day of Master Classes featuring the oboists of the LA Philharmonic & Alain de Gourdon

On Monday, January 18, 2010, RDG hosted a very successful day of master classes featuring Ariana Ghez, Marion Kuszyk, Anne Gabriele & Carolyn Hove, plus a Q&A with famed oboe maker Alain de Gourdon (F. Lorée Paris).

Lorée instruments and accessories were available for purchase during the day.

A beautiful artist recital given by the oboists of the Los Angeles Philharmonic concluded the event.

Thank you so much to Alain de Gourdon, the Philharmonic oboists, and masterclass participants and attendees for a wonderful day!



On October 19, 2009, RDG Woodwinds hosted a very enjoyable and successful masterclass featuring Peter Cooper, principal oboist of the Colorado Symphony.  Mr. Cooper played a short recital and then worked with five talented masterclass participants on music ranging from Bach to Vaughan Williams.  The masterclass was presented jointly by Marigaux, and attendees had a chance to try a variety of Marigaux oboes after the class. Below, you can see a slideshow of photos from the class.  To see a bigger version of the slideshow in a separate tab, click in the slideshow box.








It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mr. Robert Daniel Gilbert
on Saturday, August 2, 2008, around 2:30pm. He was 83.

Any cards or remembrances can be sent to Mr. Gilbert's house at:
8838 Saturn St.
Los Angeles, CA 90035

In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made in memory of Robert D. Gilbert to:
230 World Way, #200
Los Angeles, CA 90045
ATTN: General Mike Teilman

Classical KUSC Radio
P.O. Box 77913
Los Angeles, CA 90007
ATTN: Janet McIntyre

The American Youth Symphony
2365 Westwood Blvd., Suite #23
Los Angeles, CA 90064