Bartosz Kwasecki, Eric Wolfe-Gordon, Laura Potter, Michael Gibbs, Katie Lower
“Seren Winds is a Cardiff-based wind quintet, formed in January 2015 and comprised of Masters graduates from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Katie, Eric, Michael, Bartosz and Laura regularly perform together in Cardiff and around Wales, in various well-known venues, music clubs and recital series.
In 2015 they were announced as the winners of the June Emerson Launchpad Prize at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
After the success of the quintet’s first tour to Quiberon, France, in Summer 2015 to introduce Pascal Gallois’ new music festival, Les Musicales de Quiberon, they were invited back and returned for ten days in the summer of 2016.
They recorded their debut album in the Dora Stoutzker Hall at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in July 2016, featuring music by Farkas, Taffanel, Poulenc and Damase.
Seren Winds are also available to play at public and private events, weddings and corporate functions. Alongside performing many of the great staples of the quintet repertoire they are always expanding their popular music repertoire and seeking to play new styles and genres.
The ensemble is also committed to music education and have a variety of educational projects available. A firm favourite is a quintet arrangement of Hansel and Gretel, complete with narration and costumes, which they have performed in various primary schools.
Seren Winds are delighted to have been accepted as ‘Live Music Now’ artists and are looking forward to taking their music to new audiences.”
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