Tuesday 18 October 2016 7:30PM

NEXUS Reed Quintet

Swiss Ambassador’s Award Concert 2016


  • NEXUS Reed Quintet
  • Sandro Blank saxophone
  • Philipp Hösil bassoon
  • Nicola Katz bass clarinet
  • Marita Kohler oboe
  • Annatina Kull clarinet

The award goes to the NEXUS Reed Quintet, an innovative woodwind ensemble from Switzerland. NEXUS brings together five reed instruments: oboe, bassoon, saxophone, clarinet and bass clarinet. The quintet’s unique programming, fresh and in-depth interpretation, precise interaction and youthful enthusiasm fascinate audiences and open up new dimensions in chamber music.

NEXUS Reed Quintet was founded in 2010 and has since won awards in Switzerland and across Europe. An exclusive programme has been put together for this concert, including the UK première of a new work written for the quintet by Swiss composer Stefan Wirth.

Supported by the Swiss Cultural Fund UK, Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, Presence Switzerland and JTI

  • Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764)
      • Nouvelles suites de pieces de clavecin
        • VI. La triomphante in A major (arr. Raaf Hekkema)
  • Stefan Wirth (b.1975)
        • Nachtschnee mit Wölfen (UK première)
  • Interval
  • Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
        • Variations on an Original Theme ‘Enigma’ Op. 36 (arr. Marita Kohler)

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