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Joel Raymond

Oboe, Recorder

Joel Raymond was inspired by the sound of period instruments at an early age having attended his first period instrument concert at the Wigmore Hall at the age of 7.

After Studied modern and period oboes at Birmingham Conservatoire he received a scholarship to study historical performance at the Royal Academy of Music graduating with their highest award for performance in 2004, and was made an Associate in 2011.

Joel has performed world-wide in over 20 countries with amongst others The European Union Baroque Orchestra, The Hanover Band, The Australian Chamber Orchestra, The Academy of Ancient Music, Ex Cathedra, The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, The Gabrielli Concort, The Brook Street Band, Norwich Baroque and Manchester Baroque.

Joel received a 2014 Fellowship from the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust to study original 18th century oboes, visiting museums in 6 countries. He designs, builds oboes, and continues to research 18th century instruments and their music.

In 2018 he qualified as a Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapist, integrating CBT, hypnosis and mindfulness Joel is particularly interested in helping people with anxiety and panic disorders.