THE BOREALIS WIND QUINTET
The Borealis Wind Quintet was founded at The Juilliard School in 1977. Three years later they made their Carnegie Hall debut at Weill Recital Hall as winners of The Artist International Competition.
Nominated for a Grammy Award in the Chamber Music Category in 2006, Borealis is acclaimed as one of America’s preeminent chamber music ensembles. They have toured and recorded extensively, distinguishing themselves as cultural and educational ambassadors of the highest artistic integrity, ever embodying irresistible energy and five-fold charisma. Audiences are captivated by their exquisite programming featuring newly commissioned works, engaging collaborations, fanciful opera and pop arrangements, and the finest of the classics.
The Washington Post praised their “sensitive collaborations that have a sophisticated and cosmopolitan air.” Peter G. Davies of the New York Times described one concert as “a polished, elegantly turned performance…each work received lively, expert and musicianly treatment by this skilled and exceptionally talented chamber group.” Joseph Horowitz, also of the New York Times describes “lively communicative readings…the performance was a scintillating one.” The Philadelphia Inquirer writes that “they demonstrated the sort of rapport that characterizes the very best chamber playing.”
“A polished, elegantly turned performance... lively, communicative readings... the performance was a scintillating one”
The New York Times
“ The Borealis Wind Quintet is a superb ensemble. Their playing is precise without ever being merely pedantic; their control of dynamics is masterly and their internal balance is faultless."
Glyn Pursglove, Musicweb- International
“The season began with a cheery concert by the Borealis Wind Quintet...the performance was fabulous.”
Schenectady (NY) Gazette
“The Borealis Quintet is first rate; the players not only know how to play their instruments, they know how to get music out of them...The whole recording is the stuff dreams are made of.”
Musical Heritage Review
“For maximum color and variety, the wind section is where it's at, and the Borealis Wind Quintet provided it in abundance... These five very talented people presented their program with a great deal of humor and verve.”
Musical Heritage Review
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