A few words about Harvard Double Reeds

Our company was formed because I found that the very specific needs I had in reed-making equipment required me to engineer or reverse engineer very specific solutions. Rather than torture existing suppliers, I was able to collaborate with engineers and toolmakers in upper New England to guarantee an adequate supply of machines and accessories of superior quality. I am very much a traditionalist, so most of our designs are time-proven ones, brought up to date with the most sophisticated materials and CNC machining techniques. Our equipment has gained considerable traction in the field and is used throughout the United States by musicians in many of the leading symphony orchestras. To cope with the increased volume of business, we have hired our new business manager, Angela Quatrini. Angela studied Oboe at Indiana University and has a background in woodwind instrument repair. Aside from helping run Harvard Double Reeds, Angela also works as a flute key maker for Burkart Flutes and Piccolos. Our profit margin is razor thin- we rely exclusively on American tool-making and machining, and, in New England, one must pay for quality. Our relationships with our suppliers are long-standing and close, and it has been worth remaining loyal to them.

-John Ferrillo
Principal Oboist, Boston Symphony
Faculty, New England Conservatory, Boston University, Boston University Tanglewood Institute

Amongst our customers are members of the following institutions:

  • Boston Symphony
  • Chicago Symphony
  • Cleveland Orchestra
  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • New York Philharmonic
  • The Met Opera Orchestra
  • San Francisco Symphony
  • New England Conservatory
  • Juilliard School
  • Indiana University
  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • National Symphony
  • Dallas Symphony
  • Seattle Symphony
  • National Arts Center Orchestra- Ottawa
  • Toronto Symphony
  • Richmond Symphony
  • Kansas City Symphony
  • New Jersey Symphony
  • Kennedy Center Orchestra
  • New York City Ballet
  • Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
  • Boston Ballet
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