Personalized Repairs for Oboes, Bassoons, and Clarinets

Recently I have entrusted Claire Cutting with the repair of my instruments since she established Cutting Edge Repair in Evanston. I have found her work to be of excellent quality and her dedication to the highest standards in instrument maintenance to be admirable. She provides the diligent service that performers need to have the confidence that our oboes are kept in top performing condition. I am pleased to recommend Claire Cutting as an expert repair technician.

Michael Henoch: Assistant Principal Oboe, Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Professor of Oboe, Bienen School of Music,Northwestern University

Claire does excellent work and is extremely accommodating to my specific repair needs! She is also an accomplished Oboe and English Horn player which is reflected in her sensitivity and attention to repair details. We are lucky to have her in the Chicago area.

Lora Schaefer, Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Claire Cutting is one of the best if not the best oboe and English horn repair person in the state of Illinois. A fine oboist herself, she brings a special insight into her work, one that can only occur from that performer’s background. You can totally rely on Claire to give you the best possible service.

Robert Morgan: Senior Lecturer in Oboe and Chamber Music, Northwestern University Bienen School of Music/Founding Member, Rembrandt Chamber Musicians/Former Solo English Horn and Asst. Principal Oboe, Lyric Opera of Chicago