Sirocco Winds

2017-2018 season

Matthew Howells - flute
Alice McArthur - oboe
Calum Robertson - clarinet
Michael Barr - French horn
Gillian Horn - bassoon

Sirocco Winds are a dynamic and professional wind ensemble comprising Master graduates of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS).  Although based in Glasgow, its members come from all over the UK.  They were formed in 2012 and pride themselves on being a young, enthusiastic and vibrant group who represent some of the finest vocal and instrumental talent in the country.  Successes for the group include winning the Governors' Recital Prize for Chamber Music at the RCS, playing live on BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio Scotland, and performing in prestigious music festivals including the St Magnus International Festival, Aberdeen International Youth Festival and Live Music Now's Emerging Artists Series at the Usher Hall, Edinburgh.

They work both as a wind quintet and a wind trio (flute, clarinet, bassoon) and enjoy exploring chamber music for other instrumental combinations.    Individually members of the group have worked with orchestras and ensembles such as the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Philharmonic, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra.

Extracted from the Reid concert programme 26 September 2017

Concerts by Group/Ensemble

Title Date Venue Professor
Reid Chamber Concert Wednesday, September 27, 2017 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ No Reid Professor in office