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Sirocco Winds

Sirocco Winds

they were an absolute delight and so friendly and highly talented.  The audience thoroughly enjoyed their expertise and choice of programme.

Cowal Music Club

.... a splendid concert ..... such a young and enthusiastic group of musicians – and so talented!

Dumfries Music Club

Quintet - Wind Quintet


  • Matthew Howells - Flute
  • Irena Klimach - Oboe
  • Calum Robertson - Clarinet
  • Victoria López - Bassoon
  • Peter McNeill - Horn


Sirocco Winds take on a variety of styles in programmes which showcase the range that the wind quintet has to offer. The first half provides some classic masterworks before the second half takes us into the world of Latin America, musical theatre and jazz! The quintet are also delighted to present inventive programmes on a theme, for example, "The Seasons," "Magic and Myth," "20th Century Wind Quintet Wonders," and "Come Dancing," often showcasing their own personal arrangements.


Sirocco Winds are a dynamic wind ensemble comprising of Masters graduates of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Although based in Glasgow, its members come from all over the UK and Spain. They were formed in 2012 and Sirocco Winds are represented by Classical Musicians Scotland. Successes for the group include winning the Governors' Recital Prize for Chamber Music at the RCS, playing live on Classic FM, BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio Scotland, entertaining guests on the National Trust for Scotland's cruises in 2017 and 2018, and performing in prestigious music festivals including the St Magnus International Festival, the Cumnock Tryst and Aberdeen International Youth Festival.

They work as both a wind quintet and a wind trio (flute, clarinet and bassoon). As a wind trio, they were recently chosen as semi-finalists for the Royal Overseas League Chamber Competition and were accepted on to Live Music Now Scotland whose work includes carrying out educational workshops such as specialist sessions at Donaldson's School for hard of hearing children and the Royal Blind School, Edinburgh.

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.