The Vienna Reed Quintet
is a premier ensemble on the Austrian chamber music scene with its combination of single and double reed instruments in a chamber ensemble, creating a homogenous yet multilayered soundscape.
Comprising Heri Choi on oboe, Heinz-Peter Linshalm (clarinet), Alfred Reiter (saxophone), Petra Stump- Linshalm (bass clarinet) and Sophie Dartigalongue on bassoon, these five strong musical personalities present a fresh and unusual wind ensemble.
The performers in the ensemble have known each other since their studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. Since then they have not only gained many years of experience by playing in the Vienna Philharmonic, the ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra, Klangforum Wien, Concentus Musicus, the Stockhausen Ensemble and the Berlin Philharmonic, but performed regularly in a variety of musical genres including contemporary music, early music, chamber music, improvisation, composition and sound design.
The Vienna Reed Quintet impresses not only with its variety of sounds, but with its extraordinary variety of repertoire. With thematically convincing programmes (the musical spectrum ranges from Baroque to the Classical and Romantic periods up to contemporary music), brilliant arrangements and new concert formats, the ensemble wants to create new listening experiences.
Future invitations for the 2-18/19 season include the Konzerthaus and the Musikverein in Vienna.