The Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet (Philharmonisches Bläserquintett Berlin) was founded in 1988, during the era of Herbert von Karajan, as the first permanently established wind quintet in the famous orchestra’s rich tradition of chamber music. The ensemble continues to astonish audiences worldwide with their range of expression, their tonal spectrum and their conceptual unity. Their repertoire covers not only the entire spectrum of the wind quintet literature but also includes works for enlarged ensemble. In addition, collaborations with pianists such as Stephen Hough, Lars Vogt, Jon Nakamatsu and Lilya Zilberstein have intensified in recent years.
In addition to making concert appearances throughout Europe, North and South America, Israel, Australia and the Far East, the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet are also popular guests at international festivals such as the Berliner Festwochen, the Edinburgh Festival, the London Proms, the Quintette-Biennale Marseille, the Rheingau Festival and the Salzburg Festival. The ensemble’s radio and television productions are broadcast internationally and its numerous CD recordings exclusively for BIS have received critical acclaim.
In recent years the members have intensified their teaching and coaching roles; they give chamber music workshops and instrumental instruction in many countries, with a particular commitment, for example, to the youth orchestra program of Venezuela.
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