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Randall Cook

Randall Cook, originally from the United States of America, studied oboe at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Yale University. In 1977 he moved to Basel, Switzerland, to study viola da gamba with Jordi Savall and medieval studies with Andrea von Ramm and Sterling Jones at the Schola Cantorum Basliensis. From the early 1980’s he has been on the faculty of the Schola, for medieval and Renaissance music. He is one of the founding members of the “Ferrara Ensemble” and has often worked with “Ensemble Binchois”, with Dominique Vellard. He is also a founding member of “the Earle his Viols”, a Renaissance gamba consort devoted to research into the earlier repertoire for Renaissance gamba consort. . In 2000, he started an apprenticeship with the historical oboe maker, Bernard Schermer and since 2005 has set up his own workshop in Basel. His concerts have taken him throughout Europe, the United States, Canada, the Far East and Japan.


He has recorded for Virgin Records, Harmonia Mundi, Raumklang, Arcana, Astrée and Erato.