RBC Ensemble invited to play at British Double Reed Society Convention

British Double Reed Society

Woodwind students were recently invited to play alongside two members of the Atea Wind Quintet, RBC’s Ensemble in Residence, in a special concert for the British Double Reed Society Convention and its delegates in Leicester.

Oboists Rebecca Taylor and Elly Barlow, and bassoonist Emma Crooks performed pieces from Pierre Prowo’s Concerto No. 5 and Claude Debussy’s Menuet from Petit Suite (arranged by Anna Cooper).

They were invited to play to represent RBC, and as the convention was local, the society wanted to feature a group to showcase the excellence of our students.

Woodwind student Elly Barlow said: “It was an amazing experience! All the musicians there were really enthusiastic, and it made the day so much fun.”

The two members from the Atea Wind Quintet were Philip Haworth, oboe, and Ashley Myall, bassoon.

RBC Head of Woodwind Jenni Phillips said: “I was delighted and proud to hear our students playing alongside members of our ensemble in residence, performing with such style and finesse. They represented RBC with true professionalism and received many compliments from the delegates.”

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