Since its conception as a professional chamber group in 2004, The London Woodwind Quartet has performed regularly both in the UK and internationally, with a wide ranging repertoire ranging from classical to contemporary, including several pieces written specifically for the group.
The ensemble performs as a flexible ensemble, with a wind Quartet as its core. Performances range from duo repertoire to sextet, adding strings or piano for many of their concerts.
Members share a passion for chamber music alongside a wealth of experience within the music profession and individual members have worked with major ensembles, orchestras and eminent musicians in the UK, and internationally, including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Hallé Orchestra, Royal Opera House Orchestra and BBC Symphony Orchestra.
Following their First Prize win at the 2nd International Israeli Music Competition 2009,The London Woodwind Quartet performed at the Purcell Room in the Southbank Centre and also live on BBC Radio 3’s “In Tune” programme.
The Ensemble performs regularly in recital, with notable venues including St. Martin-in-the-Fields, St.James’s Piccadilly, St. Paul’s, Covent Garden and the residence of the British High Commissioner to the Seychelles.
They also enjoy providing music for a variety of events, including weddings and parties.
With a keen interest in new music and in expanding the repertoire in particular for woodwind Quartet, The London Woodwind Quartet have recently given several world premiere performances.
These premieres have included Ultramarine by Peter Nickol, Myriad by Owen Bourne, Quintet by Gregers Brinch and Nüssliphone by Stephan Hodel which were all written for the Ensemble and the UK premiere of Carl Schimmel’s Towns of Wind and Wood.
They have also worked as the resident ensemble for the organisation of composers – New Music Brighton culminating in two concerts and over ten works written for them to perform in these concerts.
The London Woodwind Quartet has a keen interest in education and outreach work, and individual members have a wide variety of experience as instrumental teachers and ensemble tutors in addition to their professional performing work.
They currently run a course three times a year for pre-formed wind ensembles at Benslow Music Trust in Hertfordshire and have led workshops in schools around London.
They are also a resident group with the Concordia Foundation, with whom they helped to devise and participated in the first of the foundation’s Young Audiences projects.
The Ensemble is also available as a Quintet group.
Benslow Music Trust
St. Mary’s Church, Bromley
St. Peter’s, Notting Hill
Caterham URC Church
Surrey Town and Country Wedding Show
Cuckfield Chamber Music Series
Court Room, Christ’s Hospital School
St. Mary At Hill
St. George’s, Holborn
St. John’s, Notting Hill
St. Martin-in-the-FieldsSt. James’s, Piccadilly Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music, 2
New Music Brighton, Lewes
St. John’s, Notting Hill
Benslow Music Trust, Recital Series
St. George’s, Bloomsbury
St. George the Martyr, Bloomsbury
Lions Club International (Caterham)
St. Andrew, Holborn
British High Commissioner’s Residence in the Seychelles
Beauville, France, with Beauville Arts
Dartington International Summer School
St. Mary le Strand
St. Paul’s Church, Deptford