PROGRAM

HINDEMITH: Kleine Kammermusik, Op. 24, No. 2
MOZART: Fantasy in F minor, K.608, arr. W. Purvis
PAVEL HAAS: Wind Quintet, Op. 10
CARTER: Wind Quintet 
MONTEVERDI: Two Madrigals, arr. W. Purvis
POULENC: Sextet for piano and winds, FP 100

NEW YORK WOODWIND QUINTET

Carol Wincenc, flute | Stephen Taylor, oboe | Charles Neidich, clarinet | William Purvis, horn | Marc Goldberg, bassoon

Now in its seventh decade, the New York Woodwind Quintet (NYWQ) has maintained an active performance schedule in the United States and abroad while also teaching the next generation of woodwind performers. The Quintet has commissioned and premiered over 20 compositions, some of which have become classics of the woodwind repertoire, including quintets by Gunther Schuller, Ezra Laderman, and Yehudi Wyner. The Quintet has featured many of these in recordings, and has just released Schoenberg’s Wind Quintet on the Naxos label. The NYWQ members, all internationally recognized performers and teachers, continue the Quintet’s now 20-year-long residency at The Juilliard School.

Carol Wincenc, flutist, has appeared as a soloist with major orchestras around the world and has premiered works written for her by many of today’s most prominent composers. Her recording of Rouse’s work with Christoph Eschenbach and the Houston Symphony, won the Diapason D’Or prize. In great demand as a chamber musician, Ms. Wincenc has collaborated with the Guarneri and Emerson string quartets, as well as Jessye Norman, Emanuel Ax, and Yo-Yo Ma, to name a few. First Prize winner of the Walter W. Naumburg Solo Flute Competition, Carol Wincenc has been a member of the flute faculty at The Juilliard School since 1988, and SUNY Stony Brook since 1998.

Oboist Stephen Taylor holds the Mrs. John D. Rockefeller III solo oboe chair with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. He is also solo oboe with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble (where he is co-director of chamber music), the American Composers Orchestra, the New England Bach Festival Orchestra, the renowned contemporary music group Speculum Musicae, and plays as co-principal oboe with the Orpheus chamber orchestra. His recording of Mozart’s Sinfonie Concertante for winds with Orpheus was named the Best New Classical Recording by Stereo Review and his recording of Elliott Carter’s Oboe Quartet garnered him a Grammy nomination.  Trained at The Juilliard School, Taylor is a member of its faculty as well as the Yale School of Music and the Manhattan School of Music. He plays on a rare Caldwell model Lorée oboe.

Charles Neidich, clarinetist, is active as a soloist and collaborator in chamber music programs as well as a composer and conductor. In addition to his performances with leading symphonies and quartets, he was one of the first soloists to improvise cadenzas and ornament classical concertos. An ardent exponent of new music, Mr. Neidich has expanded the technical possibilities of the clarinet. In addition to the NYWQ, Mr. Neidich is a member of Mozzafiato, the noted period ensemble, and is currently on faculty at Juilliard, the Manhattan School, the Mannes College of Music, and is Visiting Professor at the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College, CUNY.

Bassoonist Marc Goldberg is principal bassoonist of Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, and a member of the American Symphony Orchestra. A frequent guest of the Metropolitan Opera, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and Orpheus, he has also held positions with the NY Philharmonic and the NY City Opera. Mr. Goldberg has premiered more than 100 works over the last 20 years and has also been active in the popular music field, appearing with James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, and recorded for Broadway albums and film soundtracks. Mr. Goldberg received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Juilliard, and is currently on the faculty of Juilliard, Mannes College, The Hartt School, Columbia University, and the Bard College Conservatory of Music.

William Purvis pursues a multifaceted career both in the United States and abroad as horn soloist, chamber musician, conductor and educator. A passionate advocate of new music, Mr. Purvis has participated in numerous premieres as hornist and conductor. He is a member of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the Yale Brass Trio, the Triton Horn Trio and is an Emeritus member of Orpheus. A frequent guest artist with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, he has also collaborated with numerous string quartets. Mr. Purvis’s recent recordings include Elliott Carter’s Retracing II for Solo Horn and Peter Lieberson’s Horn Concerto, which received a Grammy and a WQXR Gramophone Award.  Mr. Purvis is currently a faculty member of The Juilliard School and The Yale School of Music.