Saturday, February 12, 2011

Ellipsis Quintet at St Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square, London

Lunchtime Concert - Ellipsis Quintet

Royal Academy of Music Series 1:00pm - Tuesday 7 June 2011

The Ellipsis Quintet

The Ellipsis Quintet was formed in Autumn 2009 and is already establishing itself in the public domain as a dynamic new wind ensemble. The quintet comprises Michael Hsin-en Liu (Flute), Peter Facer (Oboe), Charlotte Swift (Clarinet), Ashley Myall (Bassoon) and Hannes Arnold (French Horn). The group met whilst all studying for their Masters in performance at the Royal Academy of Music.

In January 2010, the quintet was the winner of the Royal Academy's Nicholas Blake Wind Ensemble Prize, got to the semi-finals of the Royal Over-Seas League Chamber Music Competition in March and was recently named the winner of the June Emerson Wind Music Launchpad Prize 2010 in June.

The quintet greatly enjoy playing contemporary music; they recently premiered Benjamin Hollway's Quintet No 1 and will soon perform James Lark's "As the Winds and the Months" in a forthcoming concert. Recent performances include concerts in the David Josefowitz Hall and Duke's Hall of Royal Academy of Music, Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-upon-Avon, the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge and the Regent Hall, London.

The backgrounds of each of the players are extremely varied: Charlotte, Peter and Ashley read Music at Cambridge and Leeds Universities, while Hannes studied at the Universit├Ąt Mozarteum in Austria and Michael at the City University of New York. The group frequently plays together in an orchestral context as well, often taking prominent roles in the Royal Academy's Symphony and Concert orchestras. For more information, please visit (coming soon).

Concert Details

This lunchtime concert is FREE and no ticket is required. Lunchtime concerts last approximately 45 minutes and latecomers will be admitted to the church when there is a suitable break in the programme. A collection is taken at the end of the concert which goes towards the work of St Martin's.

Information excerpted from the St. Martin in the fields website.

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