THE Concerts in the West 2019 programme – supporting some of the best young, professional musicians in the UK – will bring Moriarty Winds to Uplyme Church and Bridport Arts Centre in June.
Named after Sherlock Holmes’ infamous adversary Professor Moriarty, the Moriarty Winds is a group of energetic young musicians who have performed together since September 2015 with the common aim of playing a variety of classical and contemporary repertoire in characterful and accessible ways.
This distinctive ensemble – comprising of Anna Kondrashina on flute, Amy Roberts and James Hulme on oboe, Matthew Wilsher on clarinet, Angharad Thomas on bassoon, and Joel Roberts on French horn – will be performing as part of Concerts in the West’s 14th series in Uplyme and Bridport, as well as in Taunton and Pendomer in Somerset between June 13 and 15 13-15 June 2019.
The group met as postgraduate students at the Royal Academy of Music, where they were Chamber Fellows, but individually they have won many awards and perform with the major UK orchestras at concerts and festivals in the London area and beyond.
Recent highlights include performances in the Investec International Festival, Royal Academy of Music Chamber Music Series, and Norfolk and Norwich Chamber Music Series. They are also a resident ensemble in the Wigmore Hall Chamber Tots Series.
All members of the ensemble are currently pursuing careers in solo and ensemble performance and they have a combined orchestral experience with ensembles including the European Youth Orchestra, Hallé Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Opera North, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Northern Ballet, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Philharmonia Orchestra.
Their education and creative work has taken them around the UK both as a quintet and independently with groups such as Music for Open Ears, LPO New Horizons and Open Academy.
Founder and director of Concerts in the West, Catherine Hodgson, said: “This is the first wind quintet to join the Concerts in the West rosta and we look forward to welcoming them. We hope our audiences enjoy the excellent programme that these outstanding young performers have put together.”
The Uplyme Church concert will be held at 7.30pm on Thursday, June 13. Tickets costing £15 are available at Uplyme Stores (01297 444662), Lyme Regis Tourist Information Centre (01297 442138) or Archway Bookshop in Axminster (01297 33744). You can also book by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, calling 01823 252658, texting 07776 995 789 or online at www.helmtickets.com.
The Bridport Arts Centre concert will be held at 11am on Friday, June 14. Tickets costing £12 are available by calling 01308 424204, emailing email@example.com or via the website www.bridport-arts.com.
The concert will also be held at the Creative Innovation Centre in Taunton from 7.30pm on Friday, June 14 and at St Roch Church in Pendomer from 7.30pm on Saturday, June 16.