Information in English
The Finnish Double Reed Society (Suomen Oboe- ja Fagottiseura ry) was established in October 1985, making it the oldest national association for the double reed instruments in Europe. It is a registered association dedicated to furthering oboe and bassoon playing in Finland and to making these instruments and their music better known among the general public. The FDRS has about 250 members: professional musicians, music students, amateurs as well as a few corporate members.
The Society arranges meetings and get-togethers for its members, including eg public concerts, lectures and training sessions with Finnish and international teachers. The FDRS also publishes a quarterly bulletin for its members. It contains current information, such as upcoming concerts, courses and other happenings, interviews and articles concerning for example the historical development of the double reed intruments, IDRS conferences and other international events where the Society's members have appeared or otherwise participated. The bulletin also includes advertisements for instruments, accessories and sheet music bought and sold by the members of the Society and the music industry.
The society has a sheet music collection of about 350 pieces, which can be borrowed by the members.