Swiss Ambassador’s Award 2016 goes to innovative woodwind quintet

Press release, 04.04.2016

This year’s award goes to the NEXUS Reed Quintet, an exciting and innovative woodwind ensemble from Switzerland.

The Nexus Reed Quintet (from left to right): Nicola Katz, bass clarinet; Sandro Blank, saxophone; Marita Kohler, oboe; Annatina Kull, clarinet; Maurus Conte, bassoon.
From left: Nicola Katz (bass clarinet), Sandro Blank (saxophone), Marita Kohler (oboe), Annatina Kull (clarinet), Maurus Conte (bassoon). Photograph: Tomasz Trzebiatowski © Tomasz Trzebiatowski -

NEXUS brings together five reed instruments: oboe, bassoon, saxophone, clarinet and bass clarinet. The quintet’s unique programming, fresh and in-depth interpretation, precise interaction and youthful enthusiasm fascinate audiences and open up new dimensions in chamber music.

The quintet will make its UK debut with the Swiss Ambassador’s Award Concert at Wigmore Hall London on 18 October 2016 followed by performances in Belfast, Cardiff and Edinburgh.

NEXUS Reed Quintet was founded in 2010 and has since won awards in Switzerland and across Europe.

The Swiss Ambassador’s Award Concert is an annual showcase of talented musicians with a classical and contemporary repertoire.

NEXUS Reed Quintet