These are some of the things that customers in Australia and the UK have said about my work . . .
“Richard's overhaul on my clarinets was so thorough and expert that they really did respond very much better afterwards. His willingness to change any small detail when I picked them up to play and to advise me on their upkeep was most welcome. I can thoroughly recommend his services to any woodwind player who wants the very best from their instruments!”
- Richard Hosford, Principal Clarinet, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Nash Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra of Europe
“I fully recommend Richard Craig’s work. He is highly skilled and thorough and his meticulous attention to detail gives very satisfying results. He is well equipped for the most complicated and daunting jobs and has an excellent knowledge of woodwind manufacture.”
- John Cran, ex-Principal Bassoon, Sydney Symphony
"I could not be happier with the work Richard has done on my oboe. He was enormously helpful and took the time to work with me to find the best solutions possible. His work is of a high quality that I know I can rely on to last"
- Shefali Pryor, Associate Principal Oboe, Sydney Symphony
“From personal experience, I can say that Richard's work on bassoons is of a very high standard indeed. He is, in addition, a mine (goldmine..?) of friendly and useful advice on all aspects of woodwind instrument construction and maintenance.“
- Roger Brooke, Associate Principal Bassoon, Sydney Symphony
“...having a repairer who is reliable, conscientious, and above all, understanding, is an absolute requirement and I can recommend Richard's work without hesitation. Richard has always insisted on my fully testing the instrument on collection to ensure any problems that may still exist are then resolved to my complete satisfaction, and this is a very reassuring aspect of his service.”
- Edward Kay, Principal Oboe, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
“Richard is a brilliant technician who fully understands the importance of setting up an instrument to the highest professional standards.”
- David Cowley, Principal Oboe, BBC National Orchestra of Wales
“Richard's experience and knowledge is evident in his extremely high quality work that he has done over the past year on my instruments. As a professional musician, having someone as outstanding as Richard to look after your instrument repairs is invaluable.”
- David Rowden, Clarinet and Artistic Director, Sydney Omega Ensemble
"I've always found Richard's work to be meticulous, thorough and fairly priced. You are aware from your first dealings with him that your instrument is in the hands of a phenomenally experienced repairer who will listen to your requirements and then act on them. His advice to me in the past has been invaluable."
- Maxwell Spiers, Cor Anglais, Royal Ballet Sinfonia
“Richard has always provided a fast, efficient, reliable and thoroughly competent repair service for all my clarinets.”
- Peter Davies, Sub-Principal Clarinet, BBC Symphony Orchestra