Our wind quintet was born during an encounter in Provence during the summer of 2010, from five musicians coming from various European countries: France, Italy, Austria, Spain, yet mostly of Italian and French origins.
During its early concerts, the Anemos quintet distinguished itself through its particularly consistent, rich and meticulous sound. It aimed to use the full extent of each instruments’ timbre and to study the various schools of sound in order to forge itself a singular and fascinating musical identity.
The Anemos quintet gave numerous concerts in European cities: Rome, Milano, Paris, Trento, Napoli, Rovereto, Tarascon, Geneva, Victoria (Malta). Il took part in international festivals such as OBOE Paris, the Risonanze Armoniche della Valle dei Laghi festival, the Victoria International Arts Festival, the Melodomia festival, as well as the prestigious Concerti di Rai Radio Tre del Quirinale, gathering an ever-growing audiance and glowing praise by critics.
Especially involved in contemporary music, the quintet gave several world premieres to pieces by composers such as Nigel Keay (New-Zealand), Kathryn Potter (USA), Christian Dachez (France) and Salvatore di Stefano (Italy).
One of the priorities of the quintet is, during its concerts, to always offer next to repertoire pieces (particularly the 20th century repertoire such as Hindemith, Ibert, Farkas, Ligeti, Berio, Procaccini), transcriptions written specifically for the ensemble: L’histoire de Babar by Poulenc for recitative voice and quintet, I Pupazzetti by Alfredo Casella, the Suite from the Threepenny Opera by Kurt Weill and the Haydn-Variations by Brahms.
The Anemos quintet is also a very flexible ensemble, adapting its size according to the needs of the context. Anemos also collaborated with renowned artists such as the pianist Nathalie Dang, the actor Henry de Moati, the conductor Andras Farkas – son of the Hungarian composer Ferenc Farkas.
Anemos is committed to the teaching of music, the knowledge of musical instruments and of chamber music; it gives master classes in Provence and Italy, with members of the ensemble also each providing teaching in the music schools of their residence countries.
The musicians of Anemos, all solo concertists, play regularly with famous ensembles, mastering repertoires old and new. A few names among the most renowned in Europe: Orchestra del teatro Comunale di Bologna, Orchestra Verdi di Milano, Orchestra del Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova, Orchestra dell’Opera Italiana, Camerata Salzburg, Orchestra sinfonica della Svizzera Italiana, Icarus ensemble, Nextime ensemble, I Solisti Veneti, Accademia Bizantina, Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano, Junge Österreichische Philarmonie, Orchestra del teatro lirico di Cagliari, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre National de l’Opéra de Paris, Ensemble Inter contemporain, Wiener Kammerorchester, Ensemble Matheus, Europa Galante, Les Musiciens du Louvre.