Alec Frank Gemmil
Making their debut at the Aldeburgh International Festival in 2018, The Orsino Ensemble is a flexible format chamber ensemble with a central focus on the five outstanding wind players at its core. Each a leader in their field, the group’s members are committed to showcasing the depth and versatility of the wind chamber repertoire; expanding and reducing the ensemble’s format as needed across their different programmes.
Orsino’s debut album, recorded with pianist Pavel Kolesnikov for Chandos Records, focuses on French repertoire of the Belle Époque period, and is released on April 2nd 2021
Carl Nielsen’s Wind Quintet combines some of the most glorious music written for winds with an affectionate portrait of the musicians he was writing for.
‘Mladi’- meaning ‘Youth’- was written in the fertile last decade of Janacek’s long life, and opens with the theme ‘Mládí, zlaté mládí!’
Piano and Wind Quintet
Ludwig Thuille and Richard Strauss met as young music students at the ages of 16 and 11 respectively, and remained lifelong friends until Thuille’s death in 1907.
Piano and Wind Quartet
Beethoven, the ultimate master of the theme and variation form, finishes his youthful op.11 trio with a set of variations on an air taken from a popular opera of the day..