Reeds in Motion

Biography Reeds in Motion

Reeds in Motion
is an innovative formation. As the name suggests, it brings together reed instruments in an unusual and novel combination that allows for both intimacy and orchestral fullness, thanks to a rich and fascinating palette of sounds.

Based in Switzerland, Reeds in Motion performs both in this country – notably at the Menuhin Festival in Gstaad, as part of Lavaux Classique and KlangBasel – and internationally, for example for France Musique in Paris and at the International Wind Festival in Yerevan. The ensemble has initiated numerous arrangements; these expand the repertoire of this instrumentation and enable, through new tonal colors, a (re)discovery of well-known works. For this purpose, the musicians work closely with the arranger Stefan Schröter. The ensemble also incorporates contemporary pieces into its concerts. Reeds in Motion designs its programs around particular themes that allow the musicians to exploit the full richness of sound of the reed quintet.

Founded in 2017 by Catarina Castro (oboe), Lionel Andrey (clarinet), Rahel Kohler (saxophone), Filipa Nunes (bass clarinet), and Till Schneider (bassoon), the members are all sought-after soloists, chamber and orchestral musicians. They play with the Zurich Opera Orchestra, the Bern Symphony Orchestra, the Basel Chamber Orchestra, the Lucerne Festival Alumni Orchestra, the Basel Symphony Orchestra, the Trio Eclipse and the Ensemble Zefirno, among others.

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