The Borealis Wind Quintet, nominated for a 2006 Grammy Award in the Chamber Music Category, is acclaimed as one of America’s preeminent chamber ensembles. The highest musical integrity, irresistible energy and five-fold charisma distinguish Borealis in the chamber music field. Audiences love their exquisite programming that includes the finest of the classics, engaging commissioned works, opera arias and works for piano and winds.
The Washington Post praised their “sensitive collaborations that have a sophisticated and cosmopolitan air.” Peter G. Davies of the New York Times described one concert as “a polished, elegantly turned performance…each work received lively, expert and musicianly treatment by this skilled and exceptionally talented chamber group.” Joseph Horowitz, also of the New York Times describes “lively communicative readings…the performance was a scintillating one.” The Philadelphia Inquirer writes that “they demonstrated the sort of rapport that characterizes the very best chamber playing.”
“A polished, elegantly turned performance:,.lively, communicative readings..the performance was a scintillating one.” — New York Times
“The group demonstrated the sort of rapport that characterizes the very best chamber playing.” —Philadelphia Inquirer
“Sensitive collaborations with a sophisticated and cosmopolitan air.” — Washington Post
‘The Borealis Wind Quintet’s intonation was beyond reproach, as was, their phrasing. Each player is a virtuoso in his or her own right. This superb and skillful playing has continued to make them one of the most accessible chamber groups in the country.” — San Luis Obispo (CA) Times