The Tel Aviv Wind Quintet

The Tel Aviv Wind Quintet was founded in 2009 by young Israeli musicians, seeking to bring the wonderful woodwind repertoire as well as commissioned works to wider audiences.

Today, the quintet performs more than 20 concerts each season all around Israel, including its most prestigious concert venues, such as the YMCA (at the Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival), the Jerusalem Music Centre, the Mormon University, Henry Crown Hall in the Jerusalem Theater, the Israel Conservatory and the Tel-Aviv Museum, together with educational activities, workshops for composers and several activities in communities in the periphery. In June 2017 the TAWQ members went on their first international tour in Switzerland and during 2018 they will tour France, Germany and Italy.

The quintet was awarded the Eilam prize for Israeli performers (2011) as well as grants from the Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts, Haifa Arts Foundation, the Ronen Foundation and the Mifal Ha’Pais Council for Culture and Arts.

In addition to their work with the TAWQ, the quintet’s musicians are also active as soloists, working and collaborating with international orchestras and musicians such as Daniel Barenboim, James Levine, Guy Braunshtein, Martha Argerich, Pierre Boulez and Andras Schiff.

An integral part of the quintet’s credo is to perform and record music by leading Israeli composers of both the younger and the older generations. Recent collaborations include Menachem Zur, Eitan Steinberg, Aharon Harlap, Arie Shapira, Amit Gilutz and Tzvi Avni.

The TAWQ’s Debut album was released in the end of 2016, including works by Bach, Beethoven, Ari Ben-Shabetai (World premiere recording) and Piazzolla. ‘LIVE’, the ensemble’s second album, was released in April 2018. It includes live concert recordings, collaborating with pianist Yaron Kohlberg.

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