Chris Rawley has been fascinated by Historically Informed Performance ever since he was a student at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He has amassed an interesting collection of instruments that has led to him performing as Guest Principal Bassoon with many of the country's finest ensembles including the English Baroque Soloists, Florilegium, The Hanover Band, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and The Vauxhall Band
His instruments are –
Denner (c. 1700) copy by Matthew Dart
Savary (1823) copy by Walter Bassetto
Adler (c.1835 with extra keys added c. 1860)
Heckel – 1898
Buffet Crampon Basson – 1900
In addition to performing, he is passionate about music education. He is currently Head of Instrumental Studies for St Dunstan’s College, a bassoon tutor for the National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain and delivers orchestral training sessions for the Cambridge University Music Society and Royal Holloway University.