Internationally acclaimed ensemble Atéa Wind Quintet will be joined by Spanish clarinettist Ausiàs Garrigós Morant at Conway Hall, in a varied programme that ranges from Mozart to Ravel and Bruno Belthoise.
Katy Ovens (flute)
Philip Haworth (oboe)
Anna Hashimoto (clarinet)
Ashley Myall (bassoon)
Chris Beagles (horn)
Ausiàs Garrigós Morant (clarinet/bass clarinet)
Britten Movement for wind sextet
Gernot Wolfgang ‘Uncle Bebop’ from Three Short Stories for clarinet & bass clarinet
Mozart Andante in F for organ K616 Arr. Wolfgang Sebastian Meyer
Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin Arr. Hans Abrahansen
Bruno Belthoise Fandango
Bozza Trois Pieces Pour Une Musique de Nuit
Janáček Mladi Sextet
The Atéa Quintet is the foremost British Wind Quintet of their generation. Internationally acclaimed, they became double prize winners at the 2015 Karl Nielsen International Chamber Music Competition in Denmark. As the Associate Ensemble in Residence at the Birmingham Conservatoire and former Artists in Residence at the Purcell Music School, they mentor some of the finest up and coming musicians in the country.
Since it’s formation in 2009, the Atéa Quintet has performed in some of the finest halls in the world. Highlights include a critically acclaimed Friday night recital at the Wigmore Hall, performances at the Cheltenham, Brighton and Lake District Summer Festivals and concerts in St Martin in the Fields, Bridgewater Hall and St Johns Smith Square. Recent seasons have included a tour to Scotland, the Czech Republic, Japan and residencies at the Two Moors Festival and the Drimnin Estate.
Brought together by their communal love of wind chamber music, members of the Atéa Quintet have individually received several prizes in international competitions and played with all of the country’s leading orchestras. As of the summer of 2017 the quintet are now Chamber Music Artists in Residence at Dartington Summer School where they encourage people of all ages to engage in chamber music. The Quintet is eternally grateful for the support that they have received from the Tunnell Trust, Kirckman Concert Society, New Dots, Live Music Now and Coviello Classics whom they have just released our debut CD.
Ausiàs Garrigós Morant, born in Potries (Spain), holds a Masters degree from Guildhall School (supported by Leverhulme Trust and Dávalos-Fletcher Foundation) where he is currently a Junior Fellow.
He studied at Conservatory of Castellón (Spain) and received clarinet lessons from Juan Esteban Romero, Andrew Webster, Julian Farrell, James Burke and Andrew Marriner, and bass clarinet from Javier Ros and Lorenzo Iosco.
He is on trial with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra as well as Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra as principal bass clarinet also collaborates very often with orchestras like BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Spira Mirabilis, Stargaze (Berlin), Chroma Ensemble. He is a member of Riot Ensemble.
Ausias is a founder member of NASduo, a bass clarinet and percussion contemporary music group awarded with a junior fellowship at Guildhall School and with whom he has premiered and recorded new music playing in many festivals in all Europe.
*Pre-concert recital with Ashok Klouda (cello) in the Main Hall, 5:30pm
Continuing the series he began in 2017, cellist Ashok Klouda explores the masterpieces which inspired him to take up the cello in the first place: J. S. Bach's Suites for Solo Cello and sets them alongside new works written for him by Natalie Klouda.
(Note: This recital was re-scheduled from February 18th)