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Galliard Ensemble

Galliard Ensemble


  • Mozart Quintet in C minor
  • Ligeti Six Bagatelles
  • Hindemith Kleine Kammermusik
  • Nielsen Wind Quintet Op. 43
  • Arvo Pärt Quintettino
  • Paul Patterson Comedy for Five Winds

The Galliard Ensemble, a wind quintet, was formed at the Royal Academy in 1993. They are Kathryn Thomas, flute, Katherine Spencer, clarinet, Helen Simons, bassoon, Owen Dennis, oboe and Richard Bayliss, horn.

The quintet has performed extensively here and abroad and were the first wind quintet to be chosen by Radio 3 as 'Young Generation Artists.' They have played in the Proms Chamber Music Series, and at many festivals, and take great delight in playing contemporary music, including many new commissions.

Top calibre performers shining the beam of their musicality on an unequivocal masterpiece.

London Evening Express

pure pleasure… this, in short, is wind quintet playing of great distinction.

Gramophone Magazine


Monday 8 November 2010, 7.30 pm

Cowdray Hall, Schoolhill, Aberdeen, AB10 1FQ

Ticket Prices: £10, £5 conc <book here>