We are delighted to celebrate our relationships with three great seats of learning – the Royal Northern College of Music, Chetham’s School of Music and the University of Derby – and to present recitals putting the rising stars of the future in the spotlight.
Festivo Winds is a dynamic group of young musicians who formed at the Royal Northern College of Music in December 2017. Within their first year alone, the group have gone from strength to strength. As well as winning the John Fewkes Chamber Music Prize, they have also picked up the audience favourite award at the Christopher Rowland Chamber Music Prize, and most recently won the June Emerson Launchpad Award in July 2018.
The group specialises in the core repertoire for wind quintet, whilst maintaining a strong interest in new works and arrangements. They have maintained a busy schedule around the RNCM, performing at their Open Day and Chamber Music Festival on multiple occasions. All members of the group have enjoyed a number of personal accolades. Particular highlights include performing with top orchestras around Manchester, including the Hallé and BBC Philharmonic and performing at venues across the UK.