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Can wind playing spread coronavirus?

Can wind playing spread coronavirus?

This article was posted on 5 Jun 2020.

The above picture of Vienna Philharmonic clarinettist, Andrea Götsch, was recently taken during the orchestra’s scientific experiment using aerosols to assess the movement of musicians’ breath while performing. The findings of the study concluded there was no increased risk for musicians playing together in an orchestra, provided they observed at least a metre’s distance from each other.

This is just one of a growing number of studies assessing the current health risks of playing instruments near others, and the conversation is moving fast. We’ll keep you updated with all the latest developments and official guidance as and when it emerges.

In the meantime, clarinettist Andrew Roberts has produced this video demonstrating that the volume of air leaving a clarinet is much lower and less dangerous than normal breathing. You can also find out more about Andrew's philosophy on sound production in the summer issue of Clarinet & Saxophone.

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