Reigate Winds was formed in 2010 by freelance musicians who all studied at Guildhall School of Music. They were originally a Wind Quintet, but today they are a flexible ensemble of wind players, performing wind chamber music for all combinations, from flute and bassoon duos to dectets, as well as collaborating with string ensembles and pianists. They aim to explore contemporary music, especially works by British composers such as Oliver Knussen, John McCabe, Thea Musgrave and James MacMillan, alongside the standard wind chamber repertoire.
Since forming, they have performed at venues across London and the South East, and were invited to open the International Spring Orchestra Festival at the Manoel Theatre in Malta, 2015. As freelance musicians, they have performed with orchestras such as London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales and RTE Symphony Orchestra. Also, Steven holds the position of Second Horn of the Irish Chamber Orchestra. They have also performed as soloists in the South East of England and Malta, and Gemma is a past winner of the Albert Cooper International Flute Competition.
When you book Reigate Winds, you can expect nothing other than a high quality, professional recital, covering repertoire from Mozart to Knussen. We can offer ensembles from flute and bassoon duos, wind quintets, wind octets, and we work regularly with pianists, enabling us to offer works such as Poulenc’s Sextet, and solo works. We believe that we would be an excellent addition to any concert calendar.
Live music adds to the ambience of all parts of a wedding day, and what better way to make yours unique than to have Reigate Winds perform for your special day. We offer flexible packages covering all parts of the day and for all budgets. Click here to find out more about what we can offer and some suggestions about what you might like to hear.
Reigate Winds can add a touch of class to any event, from a corporate champagne reception, to the unveiling of a piece of art. Our substantial list of repertoire, from all genres of music, allows us to tailor our music choice to suit the mood of your event, and we are happy to accommodate requests given to us in advance. For queries or a quote, please contact us using the form below, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
The lively, vibrant and expressive playing of this young ensemble added charm to the pieces, presenting a spectrum of works rarely heard in Malta.
Anon, Times Of Malta
I’ve since met several members of the audience who said how much they enjoyed it and commented on Gemma’s solo and welcomed her trying it out on us. Although unusual they still enjoyed it and it blended well with the other styles of music.
Chris Harman, Purley Classics
Well – that was another stunning concert. Reigate Winds gave us an amazing programme including quite a few pieces which are not often heard as well as some more familiar ones.
Anon, Toddington Music Society
This was a lovely evening, with some real talent on show. Thank you!
Anon, Wivenhoe Forum