Classical quintet to play in Rothesay

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Coming to Rothesay Joint Campus tonight (Friday, January 13) as part of the Bute Arts Society’s 2011-2012 programme are the woodwind and horn ensemble known as Quintet Zambra.

Made up of graduates and current students of The Royal Academy of Music, The Royal College of Music, Guildhall School of Music and Drama and The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Quintet Zambra is a dynamic group whose aim is to bring more unusual as well as familiar repertoire for wind quintet to audiences across the UK.

Quintet Zambra, comprising Heather North (flute), Sarah Cruickshank (oboe), Nicola Turner (clarinet), Craig McDonald (French horn) and Fraser Gordon (bassoon), have been performing together for more than three years and were recently awarded the prestigious Mary D. Adams Prize for Chamber Music from the RSAMD.

They have consequently attracted a lot of fresh interest from various audiences and composers, including a world premiere of John Maxwell-Geddes’ ‘Quango’, a performance for the Duke of Edinburgh and an unforgettable appearance in the world famous ‘Gherkin’.

The quintet players, as well as being dedicated to chamber music, are dedicated and skilled orchestral players and can be often seen playing with orchestras across the UK including the RSNO, SCO, BBCSSO, BBC Philharmonic and the Liverpool Philharmonic.

The evening’s programme includes Mozart’s Magic Flute Overture, Taffanell’s Quintet, and Hallan’s Dance Suite. Don’t miss your chance to see this truly unique ensemble on your own doorstep.

Quintet Zambra are playing at Rothesay Joint Campus on Friday, January 13, at 7.30pm. Admission is £7, and admission for students is free.