is now Offering Financing through First Mutual Finance, Contact Shawna for more information!

Oboe Chicago is now a Baroque oboe dealer!

Now offering in stock "H.A. Vas Dias Baroque Oboes and Oboe d'Amores"

 'Stansby Sr. Baroque Oboe'
Pitch A=415
Boxwood, including one handmade reed, $2100

'Denner Baroque Oboe'
Pitch A=415
Boxwood, including one handmade reed, $2100

'Eichentopf Oboe D-amore'
Pitch A=415
Boxwood, including one handmade reed, $2200

Current instruments in stock are available for a 7 day trial. Each one is a faithful copy of existing 18th century oboes, authentic in every detail. They play at the same low pitch as the originals. Each oboe is turned by hand and made of boxwood finished with nitric acid stain with tenons tapped with string.

Oboes can be custom ordered as well. Boxwood, Brazilian Rosewood and Plumwood available by custom order.

Custom order requires 10% deposit and balance due at time of delivery.

Individual handmade reeds available for purchase, $30 each per current availability. Contact Shawna for details or to place an order. Personal attention from Shawna Lake and her Baroque oboe specialist, Andrew Leitza.

Heralded for his "attractive and creamy tone," Andrew Leitza is a freelance oboist and teacher based in the Chicagoland area. At home performing both on modern and baroque oboe, he holds degrees in oboe performance from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and the Chicaog College of Performing Arts. He can be heard performing with West Michigan Symphony, Rockford Symphony, Elgin Symphony, New Philharmonic, and Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra. As an active historical oboe performer, Andrew has performed with the Callipygian Players, Opus 327, Cambridge Concentus, Urbana Bach Cantata Project and at the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival. Andrew has appeared as a soloist with the Southern Illinois Chamber Orchestra performing Strauss' Concerto for Oboe, and with the Amadeus Consort performing J.S. Bach's Concerto for Oboe and Violin.


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