The quintet are on a tour of Scotland sponsored by the Tunnell Trust and will perform a concert on Thursday, February 4, at 7.30pm in Gatehouse Parish Church. Tickets are available at the door and students and school children have free entry. Formed in 2009 it is recognised as the foremost wind quintet of its generation. Internationally acclaimed, they recently became double prize winners at the 2015 Karl Neilsen International Chamber Music Competition in Denmark.
Music by Mozart, Francaix, Bridge and Neilsen is featured in their programme. As the associate Ensemble in Residence at the Birmingham Conservatoire and Quintet in Residence at the Purcell School, they mentor some of the finest up and coming musicians in the country.
The artists are Alena Lugovkina – flute, Anna Hashimoto – clarinet, Ashley Myall – bassoon, Chris Beagles – horn, Philip Haworth – oboe.
Christmas arrived early for the audience at the Gatehouse Music Society December concert. The Maxwell String Quartet playing Mendelssohn’s Quartet No 5 44/3 and the Schubert Quartet No 15 in D major D 887 gave the audience an enthralling evening of music of the highest calibre played with skill, commitment, enjoyment and panache.