Gordon Laing

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For the American classical scholar, see Gordon Jennings Laing. For the explorer, see Alexander Gordon Laing.

Gordon Laing (born 1964) is a British classical bassoonist, contrabassoonist, and pedagogue.[1] He studied bassoon at the Redbridge Music School. He later studied at the Royal College of Music with Geoffrey Gambold (bassoon) and John Burness (contra-bassoon), who were principals with the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the time. He was a member of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in 1995, and became Principal Contra-Bassoon with the Philharmonia Orchestra in 1997.

He is Professor of Basson at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.