Products Used

After being a Buffet player for the last 30 years I have been completely taken with the ease and evenness of response and the warm versatile tone of the Lumiere. The key work design and attention to detail is second to none and I love the celebration of the wood used by Backun. It is a joy to play in any setting!

Biography

After graduating from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in both jazz and classical studies, Craig studied in New York with performers including George Colman and Victor Morosco. He has led a busy professional performance career in the Australian music scene for the last 30 years as a freelance musician and has performed throughout Europe, Asia and America and locally with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Opera Australia, the English National Ballet, James Morrison and many others. Craig works regularly in the orchestra pit for many of Australia’s music theatre productions including, Frozen, The Book of Mormon, Phantom of the Opera, Miss Saigon, Les Miserables, Matilda, Aladdin, Beautiful, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Shrek, Love Never Dies, Cats, Fiddler on the Roof, a Chorus Line, Jersey Boys, the Sound Of Music, Wicked and many more.

Craig is also a passionate private teacher and has conducted many ensembles around Sydney, including the Manly Campus ensembles for the past 26 years.



Products Used

Fit and Sizing

Barrels

FIT BRANDS
Standard Backun, Buffet, Selmer (USA, Centered Tone, 10G, Series 9), Yamaha, and most other brands
Standard Plus As above, larger bore for more free blowing feel

Selmer Paris

Selmer Paris (Not including Selmer USA, 10G, Series 9)

Yamaha CSG

Yamaha CSG I, II and III

 

Bells

FIT BRANDS
Standard Backun, Buffet, Selmer (USA, Centered Tone, 10G, Series 9), Yamaha (including CSG), and most other brands
Selmer Paris Selmer Paris (Not including Selmer USA, 10G, Series 9)

Vocalise Bb Mouthpieces

MODEL MATERIAL OPENING FACING LENGTH COMPARES TO
R Hard Rod Rubber Close Short M13/15
G Hard Rod Rubber Medium Medium 5RV/M30/BD5
H Hard Rod Rubber Open Long B40/B45
CG Proprietary Synthetic Open Long BD4/B40
Z Hard Rod Rubber Extreme Open Long BD7

Vocalise Bass Mouthpieces

MODEL MATERIAL OPENING FACING LENGTH COMPARES TO
CG
Proprietary Synthetic Open Long B46/B50

Alpha Mouthpieces

MODEL MATERIAL OPENING FACING LENGTH COMPARES TO
Bb Plastic Medium Medium 5RV Lyre
Bass Plastic Medium Medium 5RV Lyre