About Tel Aviv Wind Quintet

The Tel Aviv Wind Quintet (TAWQ) was founded in 2009 by young Israeli musicians, seeking to bring the wonderful woodwind repertoire to wide audiences as well as commissioned works. Today, the quintet performs more than 20 concerts each season all around Israel, including its most prestigious concert venues, such as the YMCA (at the Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival), the Jerusalem Music Centre, the Mormon University, Henry Crown Hall in the Jerusalem Theater, the Israel Conservatory and the Tel-Aviv Museum, together with educational activities, workshops for composers and several activities in the periphery. In June 2017 the TAWQ went on its first international tour in Switzerland.

The quintet was awarded the Eilam prize for Israeli performers (2011) as well as grants from the Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts, Haifa Arts Foundation and the Mifal Ha’Pais Council for Culture and Arts.

In addition to their work with the TAWQ, the quintet’s musicians are also active as soloists, working and collaborating with international orchestras and musicians such as Daniel Barenboim, James Levine, Guy Braunshtein, Martha Argerich, Pierre Boulez and Andras Schiff.

An integral part of the Quintet’s credo is to perform and record music by leading Israeli composers of both the younger and the older generations. Recent collaborations include Menachem Zur, Eitan Steinberg, Aharon Harlap, Arie Shapira, Amit Gilutz and Tzvi Avni.

The TAWQ’s debut album was released at the end of 2016, including works by Bach, Beethoven, Ari Ben-Shabetai (World premiere recording) and Piazzolla.

Roy Amotz – flute
Yigal kaminka – oboe
Danny Erdman – clarinet
Itamar Leshem – horn
Nadav Cohen – bassoon

Tel Aviv Wind Quintet

Bassoon, Clarinet, Flute, French Horn, Oboe

Tel Aviv, Israel
Grant Recipient

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