The Pénte Ensemble is a recently established wind quintet based in London, consisting of five postgraduate scholarship students, at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Having formed in September 2014, notable performances already include recitals and concerts at venues such as St James’ Church, Piccadilly, the National Maritime Museum and Southwark Cathedral.
Individually, members of the group are forging successful freelance careers, winning many awards between them including the Sir James Galway’s Rising Star Award, June Emerson Launchpad Prize, and both Wilfred Hambleton Chamber Music and Clarinet prizes. Collectively, members of the ensemble have performed with orchestras such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Festival Sinfonia and the English Festival Orchestra.
Future performing highlights include a collaborative, side-by-side project with the New London Chamber Ensemble on a work by Philip Cashian, Head of Composition at the Royal Academy of Music. In June, the ensemble will also be opening the annual All Hallows’ Music Festival in Twickenham with a full evening recital of 20th century music.
Jade is bottom right in the photo.