Atéa Wind Quintet – Antiques, Curios and Grotesques
The Atéa Quintet is the foremost British Wind Quintet of their generation. Internationally acclaimed, they recently became double prize winners at the 2015 Karl Nielsen International Chamber Music Competition in Denmark. As the Associate Ensemble in Residence at the Birmingham Conservatoire and Quintet in Residence at the Purcell School, they mentor some of the finest up and coming musicians in the country.
Since its formation in 2009, the Atéa Quintet has performed in some of the finest halls in the world. Highlights include a critically acclaimed Friday night recital at the Wigmore Hall, performances at the Cheltenham, Brighton and Lake District Summer Festivals and concerts in St Martin in the Fields, Bridgewater Hall and St Johns Smith Square. Recent seasons have included a tour to Scotland, the Czech Republic and a residency at the Two Moors Festival.
Their Late Music programme brings together some of the iconic classics of the quintet repertoire (Ligeti, Berio, Birtwistle, Musgrave) alongside newer pieces, including world premieres from Angela Slater and David Lancaster – who give the pre-concert talk at 6:45 – and Gary Carpenter’s ‘Antiques and Curios’.