NEW SYDNEY WIND QUINTET (NSWQ)
This year the New Sydney Wind Quintet celebrates it’s 10th anniversary. Established in 2004 by five Australian wind players of international acclaim and now recognised as the country’s leading wind quintet , NSWQ performs throughout Australia and Asia, making regular appearances for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Musica Viva Australia.
The players teach at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and are members of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra among others, and have held major positions in European and American orchestras.
In 2010, the NSWQ took up a residency for one year at the New England Conservatorium of Music in Armidale, providing concerts, masterclasses and workshops in five towns in the New England region and continues touring around the country to inspire and enchant it’s audience both young and old.
The NSWQ is committed to advocating Australian music for wind quintet: it made the first commercially-available recording of Ross Edwards’ Incantations (Maninyas III), released on CD as well as available for digital download through iTunes.
In 2011 the NSWQ released it’s second CD recording – QUINTOPIA – with works by Ravel, Nielsen and Australian composers Percy Grainger and Lyle Chan also now available on iTunes.
Most recently, in 2013, the NSWQ gave the world premiere of the newly commissioned The Laughing Moon – 5 Bagatelles for wind quintet by Ross Edwards.
It’s just you and the score, coming at you with unparalleled sensitivity and the kind of technical perfection that does not draw attention to itself…
Fanfare Magazine, March/April 2014.
The inclusion of Nielsen’s great Quintet just helps us appreciate the range of the New Sydney Wind Quintet’s artistry, which is compelling
Audiophile Audition, February 2014.
… this is a beautiful performance, where flautist Bridget Bolliger especially gets to show off her impressionistic styling.
… they offer such professional poise …
Music Web International, January 2014.
^ Photo credit Andre Martin.
Watch You Tube video: New Sydney Wind Quintet 10th Anniversary in 2014