FREE Lunchtime Concert: Cavendish Winds
Ravel – Tombeau de Couperin arr. Jones
Ehrlich – By Air World Premiere
Danzi – Wind Quintet in G minor Op 56 No 2
Cavendish Winds comprises of five London-based musicians hailed for their ‘impeccable ensemble sound, intonation and communication’ (Chris O’Neal). They were finalists last year’s Royal Overseas League competition and currently hold a joint fellowship with the Royal Academy of Music and Wigmore Hall’s Learning Department.
Formed at the Royal Academy of Music in 2014, the quintet has performed in concerts, educational projects and competitions in London and beyond. Highlights include recitals at the Kings Place and Etchingham Festivals, and concerts on the Isle of Coll in Scotland after being offered a full scholarship to the Tunnell Trust’s Music Coll. Cavendish Winds are also passionate about music in education and in the community. They were the resident quintet in Wigmore Hall’s Chamber Tots programme in 2015/16 and have worked with Westminster Arts Council giving concerts for people living with dementia. The Quintet is looking forward to a tour of Scotland in 2018, giving concerts and educational workshops as part of the Tunnell Trust Award Scheme.
Before forming, four of its members were previously section principals in the National Youth Chamber Orchestra, whilst a fifth served in the Royal Marines Band Service. They owe their combined educational experience to the Universities of Oxford and Manchester, King’s College London, the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal Northern College of Music. All perform as soloists and various ensembles throughout Europe, including the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia, London Sinfonietta, and the Irish Chamber Orchestra, as well as in West End shows and jazz ensembles.