About my reeds
After many years of studying the oboe and reed making, my teachers and mentors have encouraged me to sell my reeds to professional oboe players and to the new generation of oboists in America.
It is easy to get oboe reeds mass-produced with machines; however, they will never play as well as reeds made with the eyes, ears, and skills of a professional oboe player.
With my reeds, you will feel motivated to play the oboe, while a great reed relieves many of the difficulties of the instrument: great response and depth in all registers, ease of staccato, smooth legato, and flexibility. You will be able to make long melodic lines, and will be happy with how your sound will develop when you practice on good reeds.
You will like how you sound!
A native of Colombia, Pablo Moreno came to the United States to study at the Oberlin Conservatory with Alex Klein (Chicago Symphony), Robert Walters (Cleveland Orchestra), and Kathryn Montoya. There, he earned two Diplomas: one in modern oboe and one in Baroque oboe. Pablo, then went on to obtain a Master’s Degree at DePaul University, where he studied with Eugene Izotov (Chicago Symphony and San Francisco Symphony).
An active performer and freelance musician, Pablo is particularly versatile with performance backgrounds in orchestral playing, contemporary music and historical performance practice. Former member of Fifth House Ensemble in Chicago, The Boston Early Music Festival, MOCREP, Youth Orchestra of the Americas, Bogota Philharmonic Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra of Colombia, and Ensamble Sinsonte.
When not making reeds, Pablo enjoys cooking, running, playing video games, and making collages out of old magazines from flea markets.