About

Winds Unlimited is a unique new wind ensemble brought together by clarinetist, Chen Halevi. The group comprises of seven outstanding musicians from around the world. Chen Halevi’s inspiration to form the group came from his love of playing on period instruments: ‘When you play on period instruments it gives you a whole new perspective and sound world. It opens up new horizons for interpretation and it gives us enormous joy to play these instruments.

Winds Unlimited was formed in 2009, a coming together of six wind players from across Europe with a passion for playing on period instruments. In this short time they have worked intensively together discovering new repertoire bringing their knowledge from many different backgrounds together in a constant artistic dialogue. Together they bring an intensely unique approach to a shared love for the classical repertoire of the wind sextet with warmth, subtlety and virtuosic dexterity. Using historical instruments, their vast array of influences set the groundwork for a play of aesthetics that have as their main goal an ability to convey with beauty, simplicity, elegance and brilliance the music of the 18th century through the works of mozart and his contemporaries. They have a commitment not only to play masterpieces written for this type of ensemble by Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven but to also explore lesser-known jewels of the classical and romantic period such as; Johann Christian Bach, Hoffmeister, Krommer, Castil-Blaze and Lessel.

Booking inquires

Clare La Roche Salter
CLRS Artist Management
www.clarelarochesalter.com
clare at clarelarochesalter dot com

contact directly Winds Unlimited

info at windsunlimited dot com

Musicians

Chen Halevi in action

Chen Halevi

classical clarinet
see bio
Michal Lewkowicz in action

Michal Lewkowicz

classical clarinet
see bio
Stéphane Mooser in action

Stéphane Mooser

natural horn
see bio
Denis Dafflon in action

Denis Dafflon

natural horn
see bio
Lisa Goldberg in action

Lisa Goldberg

classical bassoon
see bio
Giulia Genini in action

Giulia Genini

classical bassoon
see bio
and friends in action

and friends


see bio

Repertoire

Georg Sartorius (1754-1809)

  • Harmoniemusik aus “Le Nozze di Figaro” von Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Bearb. für 2 Klarinetten, 2 Hörner, 2 Fagotte and Kontrafagott
  • Harmoniemusik aus “Così fan tutte” von Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Bearb. für 2 Klarinetten, 2 Hörner, 2 Fagotte
  • Harmoniemusik aus “La Clemenza di Tito” von Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Bearb. für 2 Klarinetten, 2 Hörner, 2 Fagotte und Kontrafagott
  • Favorit-Gesänge aus “Il Don Giovanni” Bearb. für 2 Klarinetten, 2 Hörner, 2 Fagotte und Kontrafagott

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827)

Sextet in E Flat Major op. 71 for 2 Clarinets, 2 Horns and 2 Bassoons.

Joseph Haydn (1732 – 1809)

Partitas for 2 Clarinets, 2 Horns and 2 Bassoons

Gioachino Rossini (1792 – 1868)

Harmoniemusik (Quintet) in F Major for 2 Clarinets, 2 Horns and a Bassoon

Franz Danzi (1763 – 1826)

Sextett in E Flat Major for 2 Clarinets, 2 Horns and 2 Bassoons.

François-Henri-Joseph Castil Blaze (1784 – 1857)

Sextet Number 1 in E Flat Major for 2 Clarinets, 2 Horns and 2 Bassoons

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)

Serenade Nr. 11 E Flat Major , KV 375 for 2 Clarinets, 2 Horns and 2 Bassoons

Videos

Rossini Harmoniemusik
Là ci darem la mano
Beethoven Wind Sextet – Adagio
Beethoven Wind Sextet – 4th mvt
Eh via buffone

Press

Review Highlights

“Die Musiker sorgten für eine spannungsreiche, sehr sorgfältig durchgeformte Darbietung mit einer breiten Palette von Farbwerten und klanglich ausgefeilten Passagen.”

Südwestzeitung, December 2009

“Der Hörgenuss dieser niveauvollen Konzertumsetzung niemals aufdringlich oder gar laut wirke, hatte mehrere Gründe: Die Künstler speilten auf historische Instrumenten und auf hohem Niveau…”

Schwartzwalder Bote, December 2009

“… Nahmen die Musiker das Publikum auf sympathische und persönliche Weise für sich ein, bedingt auch durch die individuelle Weise, mit der jeder von ihnen sich mit seinem Instrumente arrangieren musste.”

Ostfriesen Zeitung, Juli 2010