Atea Quintet: flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon & french horn -

28th April 2019, Barton Peveril Sixth Form College, SO50 5ZA

Come and be part of this exciting opportunity to discover new music and meet other musicians.

Over the course of the day, brass and woodwind players from across Hampshire will form a unique ensemble. They will receive expert tuition from the Atea Quintet tutors, take part in a variety of workshop sessions and perform in a concert to family and friends. The music chosen will be suitable for players of all standards and the day will run between 10.30am and 4pm at Barton Peveril Sixth Form College, Eastleigh, SO50 5ZA. Tickets are £15.

For family and friends to attend the end of day concert at 3.15pm a ticket must have been purchased in advance, these cost £3.

The Atea Quintet is the foremost British Wind Quintet of their generation. Internationally acclaimed, they became double prize winners at the 2015 Carl Nielsen International Chamber Music Competition in Denmark. As the Associate Ensemble in Residence at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and former Quintet in Residence at the Purcell School, they regularly mentor some of the finest up and coming musicians in the country.

Since its formation in 2009, the Atea Quintet has performed in some of the finest halls in the world. Highlights include a critically acclaimed Friday night recital at the Wigmore Hall, performances at the Cheltenham, Brighton and Lake District Summer Festivals and concerts in St Martin in the Fields, Bridgewater Hall and St Johns Smith Square. Recent seasons have included tours to Japan, Scotland, the Czech Republic and residencies at the Two Moors Festival and the Dartington International Music Festival.

Brought together by their communal love of wind chamber music the Atea Quintet look forward to sharing their passion with you! For further details of the day and to book visit:

Here is a proposed timetable for the day ***subject to change before the event***
10am - Registration
10.30am - short welcome recital from Atea. Then split into choir sessions and technique class
11.45am - break
12.00am - masterclasses x4
1.00pm - lunch
1.30pm - choir rehearsals
2.00pm - massed wind quintet rehearsal and masterclass with HMS quintet from Hub Scholars
3.00pm - break
3.15pm - concert to parents: Atea solo items and then choir items and massed wind quintet piece. Spectators must purchase a £3 ticket in advance to attend the concert.
4pm - end of day

This day is supported by Jonathan Myall Music, who will both be onsite with trade stands selling instruments, reeds, sheet music and accessories.

Chris Beagles: I studied the horn at the Royal Academy of Music and have played with the Southbank Sinfonia. Now I freelance with the Royal Philharmonic, CBSO, BSO and Aurora Orchestras. Commercially I have recorded for McDonalds and Sony, and played with George Michael, Dionne Warwick, Belle and Sebastian and Donovan.

Anna Hashimoto: I play clarinet and received an ABRSM full scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music, becoming an associate. I have played with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, London Mozart Players and London Philharmonia. I also teach at Birmingham Conservatoire and have run educational workshops for the Clarinet Society of Great Britain.

Ashley Myall: I studied the bassoon at the Royal Academy of Music and perform with Rarescale advocating contemporary music. I’ve worked with the Hilliard Ensemble, Terry Riley and BBC Singers. I also work with Live Music Now running workshops and interactive concerts around the UK.

Philip Hapworth: I studied the oboe at Chethams School of music and then at the Royal Northern College of Music, before completing a masters at the Royal College of Music. I tutor at Malvern Winds and Dartington and teach at Birmingham Conservatoire and have worked with Opera North, the Halle Orchestra, London Mozart Players and the Orchestra of St Johns.

Alena Walentin: I play the flute and am an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music and an Artist Fellow at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. I'm a visiting tutor at Birmingham Conservatoire, Purcell and Junior RAM, as well as at William Bennett's summer school. I've played with the Philharmonia, BBC Scottish and Welsh, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and Northern Sinfonia and also done lots of work with Live Music UK running Reaching Out workshops around the UK.