THE TEL AVIV WIND QUINTET
Zefunot Culture introduced the Tel Aviv Wind Quintet to its audience in December 2016.
"'The Tel-Aviv Wind Quintet is an excellent woodwind ensemble, established seven years ago and stands out in the chamber music scene thanks to a high performance level and a varied, intriguing repertoire.
Their first CD is exactly the kind of albums that break the routine and which I will hurry and buy... a promising program, especially for those who admire the special sound of a wind quintet... a curiously colourful and enjoyable cocktail of tones."
The Tel Aviv Wind Quintet was founded in 2009 by young Israeli musicians, seeking to bring the existing repertoire as well as commissioned works to wider audiences.
The ensemble has performed at some of Israel's most prestigious venues, such as the YMCA (at the Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival), the Jerusalem Music Centre, the Mormon University, Henry Crown Hall in the Jerusalem Theater, the Israel Conservatory and the Tel-Aviv Museum.
Awarded the Eilam prize for Israeli performers (2011).
In addition to their work with the Tel Aviv Wind Quintet, the quintet's musicians are also active as soloists, working and collaborating with international orchestras and musicians such as Daniel Barenboim, James Levine, Guy Braunshtein, Martha Argerich, Pierre Boulez and Andras Schiff. An integral part of the Quintet's credo is to perform and record music by leading Israeli composers of both the younger and the older generation, such as Menachem Zur, Ari Ben Shabtai, Arie Shapira, Amit Gilutz and Tzvi Avni.
The TLVWQ's debut album was released in December 2016.