About Sand Dalton

Sand Dalton began playing the baroque oboe in 1975 after graduating fromthe California Institute of the Arts, where he studied modern oboe with Allan Vogel. A year later he made his first instrument and began an extensive and on-going study of historical oboes which has taken him to many museums and private collections both in Europe and North America.

Concurrently, he has pursued an active career as a performer and teacher. Over the years he has performed and recorded with many ensembles, including the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Boston Baroque, the Handel and Haydn Society, Magnificat, Portland Baroque Orchestra, Seattle Baroque and the Pacific Baroque Orchestra of Vancouver, B.C. His long experience playing in baroque orchestral and chamber music has provided him with an ideal 'laboratory' in which to test and refine his ideas about making good musical instruments.

He has been of the faculties of the New England Conservatory, the University of British Columbia and Longy School of Music, as well as taught at the summer workshops for the San Francisco Early Music Society, Vancouver Early Music Program, Amherst Early Music Workshop and the International Baroque Institute at Longy. In 2000 be began directing his own summer workshop for baroque oboes and bassoons on Lopez Island in Washington State.

Described by CBC Radio as "one of the leading baroque oboists in North America whose fine instruments are played around the world." Sand Dalton is dedicated to making oboes of the highest musical and technical standard.