What a treat is in store next month when we welcome Aeolian Winds Quintet to the library.

The programme looks lovely – expect to hear

Szeligowski Wind Quintet
Reicha Wind Quintet in Eb, First Movement
Bacewicz Wind Quintet
Zemlinsky Humoresque
Dvorak American Quartet arranged for Wind Quintet

For the curious, Aeolian Winds are a London-based wind quintet who strive to create imaginative and rounded concerts through their vibrant playing and inspired programming. They were formed in September 2021 at the Royal College of Music, where they were recently awarded the distinguished Woodwind Ensemble Prize.

Aeolian Winds have performed in a variety of prestigious venues across London, and the South of England. They aim to perform diverse and unknown works, with a focus on 20th century, and contemporary music. Their performances have been described as “pure joy” and “something very special”.

Whilst also taking a liking to more conventional programming, Aeolian Winds have also expanded into multimedia with their feature in David Bruce’s YouTube video, exploring the unique and vibrant sound of the chamber group through re-orchestration and storytelling. They are also interested in creating cross-genre and disciplinary projects, including immersive and intimate concerts in unconventional venues.

The quintet were recently been invited to be fellows, in December 2023, at Ensemble Ouranos’ Wind Quintet Academy in Paris.

Get your tickets here.