The Haffner Wind Ensemble, founded by world renowned oboist Nicholas Daniel, is one of Britain’s leading chamber ensembles and one of the most established wind quintets in Britain.
Each member of the ensemble is a chamber musician and a soloist as well as a principal of the Britten Sinfonia. The breadth of their musical experience as individuals and their extensive work together in the Britten Sinfonia combine to create a secure and fluent ensemble, one which plays with freshness and vivacity and which excels not only in the classics of the wind repertoire but also in contemporary music. They are joined by internationally acclaimed pianist Danny Driver.
Poulenc: Trio for Oboe, Basson & Piano
Mozart: Quintet for Piano & Winds K.452
Poulenc: Elegie for Horn & Piano
Beethoven: Quintet for Piano & Winds Opus 16
‘The Haffner Wind Ensemble is as flexible of tone as it is of instrumental line-up and, under the presiding force of oboist Nicholas Daniel, this…concert offered the treat of unusual repertoire played with great flair.’
‘The Haffner Wind Ensemble…played with an infectious zest…immediately engaging…brilliantly played.’