Michael Stowe is our fabulous soloist in our October concert playing the beautiful Strauss oboe concerto.
But it so nearly wasn’t to be – and we’ve got his mum to thank!
Michael says: I started learning the oboe when I was 10 years old. I had previously been learning the recorder and initially wanted to move on to the flute, as I knew some children at my school who learned it. I suggested this to my mum who quickly responded with “no, everyone plays the flute- learn the oboe!”
And we’re very glad she did!