St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

The LIPS Quintet

Tuesday, 17 April at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

The LIPS Quintet

Dan Elson - oboe
Hanna Barriga - flute
Charlotte Woolley - clarinet
Matthew Sackman - horn
Rick Yoder - bassoon

Carl Nielsen

Wind Quintet, op. 43

Allegro ben moderato

Menuetto

Praeludium: Adagio. Tema con variazioni: Un poco andantino

György Ligeti

Six Bagatelles

Allegro con spirito

Rubato. Lamentoso

Allegro grazioso

Presto ruvido

Adagio. Mesto

Molto vivace. Capriccioso

Formed in 2014, The LIPS Quintet is formed of scientists, a software engineer and a lawyer, who play in some of London's best amateur orchestras and chamber ensembles. Playing almost every available genre of wind quintet music available, from the well-known to the unheard-of, the quintet brings an exuberant, playful and stylish approach to everything from Bach to Barber to Ligeti.

Matthew Sackman began playing the horn at the age of nine. Whilst he studied computing at university and is a software engineer by day, he plays in a wide variety of orchestras and chamber ensembles throughout London and further afield.

Dan Elson is a Professor of Surgical Imaging, working at the interface of science, technology, engineering and medicine at Imperial College London.  He plays regularly in many of London's orchestras, including Forest Philharmonic and Ernest Read Symphony Orchestra.

Charlotte Woolley is a civil servant working for the Ministry of Defence, with responsibilities in the Defence nuclear research programme. She studied at Keble (2001-2009) and has a DPhil in Laser Physics. She lives in London and plays for the South East London Orchestra and City of London Symphonic Winds.

Rick Yoder, bassoonist, was a member of several professional orchestras, including those of Louisville (US), Monterrey (Mexico), and the Lower Rhine Symphony (Germany), before the frustrations of reed-making caused him to become a corporate tax attorney.  Mr. Yoder's reed-making skills improved dramatically after he became a lawyer, and his law colleagues now praise him as one of the best bassoonists in his firm.  He lives in London with his wife, a printmaker who also plays the bassoon. His two daughters, having witnessed first-hand the practice of corporate law and bassoon reed-making (an activity that involves sharp objects and much cursing) are pursuing careers playing the cello and violin.

Hanna Barriga started playing the flute age 11 after her parents gave into her nagging. She loved it from the first minute. Since then she has continued to play as much as possible. She has studied with Philippa Davies and played in numerous orchestras around Europe. Hanna is currently based in Sweden and loves her weekend jaunts to play with LIPS.

Formed in 2014, The LIPS Quintet is formed of scientists, a software engineer and a lawyer, who play in some of London's best amateur orchestras and chamber ensembles. Playing almost every available genre of wind quintet music available, from the well-known to the unheard-of, the quintet brings an exuberant, playful and stylish approach to everything from Bach to Barber to Ligeti.