Royal Academy of Music: Cavendish Winds Free Lunchtime Concert
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FREE - Donations will be accepted at the door
13:00 to 14:00

Join us a for a free lunchtime concert performed by Cavendish Winds.

Cavendish Winds are:

Katy Overs, flute
Henry Clay, oboe
Mary Tyler, clarinet
Alice Quayle, bassoon
Charlie Ramsley, french horn


Ibert Trois pièces brèves for woodwind quintet
Pēteris Vasks Music for a deceased friend
Debussy Suite no.1 for wind quintet
Ligeti Six Bagatelles
Julio Medaglia Suite popular brasileira

Donations will be accepted at the door



Cavendish Winds comprises of five London-based musicians hailed for their ‘impeccable ensemble sound, intonation and communication’ (Chris O’Neal). In the ensemble’s relatively short life, they have performed in concerts, educational projects and competitions both inside and outside of London. This summer they were invited to Etchingham’s Music Festival in collaboration with pianist Florian Mitrea and were awarded second prize in the Academy’s prestigious Nicholas Blake Wind Prize.

Whilst the group was formed at the Royal Academy of Music in 2014, members have been playing with each other in various ensembles for several years. Before joining the Academy, four of the members were appointed section principals in the National Youth Chamber Orchestra, whilst a fifth served in the Royal Marines Band Service. They are also graduates from various prestigious institutions including the University of Oxford, Kings College London, the University of Manchester, Royal Academy of Music and the Royal Northern College of Music.

Outside of the quintet, members are developing successful individual careers, between them performing as soloists and in orchestras throughout Europe such as the BBC Philharmonic, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Constella Ballet Orchestra and the Irish Chamber Orchestra as well as in West End shows and Jazz ensembles.

Cavendish Winds have been coached by Angela Malsbury and enjoy ceilidh dancing together in their spare time.

China Exchange is delighted to be working with the Royal Academy of Music to put on this series of free concerts.