Alexandra Boeree - flute
Khemi Shabazz - oboe
Livia Frankish - clarinet
Deanna Greenwood - bassoon
Derryck Nasib - horn
The Risatina Quintet, based in Greenwich, London, originally formed in 2012 from a group of students studying together at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.
Quickly moving on from standard wind quintet repertoire, the Risatina Quintet became rapidly interested in alternative music for wind quintet across multiple genres from pop and jazz to Afro-Cuban music and film arrangements.
The Quintet has performed at a variety of functions and events and in 2015 undertook a tour of the UK performing concerts around the country over a week.
"Risatina" means "giggle" in Italian, a very apt name for our group who believe in the fun of a performance, and a performance that makes people smile.
June Emerson Wind Music would like to thank Anna Noakes for organising the
awarding of the Launchpad Prize at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance