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Arcadia Winds

The Arcadia Winds

Kiran Phatak flute
David Reichelt oboe
Lloyd Van’t Hoff clarinet
Rachel Shaw horn
Matthew Kneale bassoon

Arcadia Winds was formed in 2013 by five like-minded young musicians from around Australia, who shared a love of playing together and a passion for chamber music. Graduates of the Australian National Academy of Music, they have played together in various combinations for years as members of the Australian Youth Orchestra. Each is an outstanding soloist in their own right. In its short history, Arcadia Winds (formerly the Arcadia Quintet) has won competitions and performed in leading venues and festivals, including the Port Fairy Spring Music Festival (2015) and the Four Winds Festival (2014 and 2016).

In 2015 they were selected as the first generation of Musica Viva’s prestigious artist development initiative – FutureMakers. The Arcadias participated in the AYO Chamber Players program at the 2015 Musica Viva Festival, so it is a special pleasure to welcome them as colleagues on the main stage.


Hear them together and separately in concerts 2, 3, 4 & 5

Concert 2 | PAUL DEAN Jasper and Charlie for Wind Quintet
Concert 3 | MARTINŮ Trio for flute, cello and piano, H. 300 (with Rowena Macneish, cello and Amir Farid, piano) 
Concert 3 | LIGETI Six Bagatelles for Wind Quintet 
Concert 3 | TANSMAN Sonatina for bassoon and piano (with Amir Farid, piano)
Concert 3 | BRITTEN Sinfonietta for chamber orchestra, op 1 (with Marianne Broadfoot, violin, Kerry Martin, violin, Jacqui Cronin, viola, Rowena Macneish, cello and Kees Boersma, double bass)
Concert 4 | WESTLAKE Rare Sugar (with Amir Farid, piano, Goldner String Quartet and Kees Boersma, double bass)
Concert 4 | BROADSTOCK My Feet Want to Dance but My Eyes Want to Sleep (with Amir Farid, piano, Marianne Broadfoot, violin, Kerry Martin, violin, Jacqui Cronin, viola, Rowena Macneish, cello)
Concert 5 | MOZART Horn Quintet in E-flat major, K407 (with Marianne Broadfoot, violin, Jacqui Cronin, viola, Nicole Forsyth, viola, Rowena Macneish, cello) 


"...A festival highlight. Bursting with sonic potential..." Sydney Morning Herald