Caroline Welsh – flute
Dan Elson – oboe
Charlotte Woolley – clarinet
Matthew Sackman – horn
Rick Yoder – bassoon
Recorded live at St Bride’s on Tuesday 6th June.C Arrieu (Louise-Marie Simon)
Quintet in C
III. Allegro scherzando
V. Allegro vivace
Wind Quintet in A flat major, Op 14
I. Allegro moderato
III. Minuet (in Canon) with Trio
IV. Air and Variations
‘Belle Epoque en Sud-America’ – Suite for Wind Quintet
I. El Porsche Negro – Tango
II. Traumreise nach Attersee – Vals Paulista
III. Requinta Maluca – Chorino
Formed in 2014, the LIPS Wind Quintet comprises 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.
Caroline Welsh (flute) trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, since which time her life has involved facilitating music with all members of the community, from the oldest to the youngest, and performing as often as possible. Recent projects include working with the Royal Academy of Music, Wigmore Hall, City of London Sinfonia and the London Symphony Orchestra Discovery programme.
Dan Elson (oboe) 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 (clarinet) 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.
Matthew Sackman (horn) 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.
Rick Yoder (bassoon), 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. Having witnessed first-hand the practice of corporate law and bassoon reed-making (an activity that involves sharp objects and much cursing), his two daughters are pursuing careers playing the cello and violin.
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