HERE'S WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT HARMONIA V
“It was a joy to work with Harmonia V on a recent concert at Wesleyan, ‘A Tribute to Richard K. Winslow’. They, along with soprano Kalia Kellogg, did two pieces of Dick's, and did them with elegance, authority, and sheer beauty of sound. One of them was long and quite difficult. Harmonia V made it sound like a piece of cake.”
- Neely Bruce, John Spencer Camp Professor of Music
“I had the pleasure of attending a Harmonia V concert in Ridgefield yesterday. The players performed beautifully, with a program that covered a variety of genres. How fortunate we are here in Fairfield County to have a professional quintet of this quality in our ‘neighborhood’ !”
- Dr. Gwyneth Walker, Composer
"Harmonia V was one of the most warmly received groups of the season. Their programming is both interesting and accessible, and they play with precision and expression."
- Robert Edward Smith, Former Administrator, Trinity College Summer Chamber Music Series
“The quintet’s presentation was a unique opportunity for our students. Students were able to observe five professional musicians each describe their instrument while they disassembled and reassembled it, then played short musical excerpts, then performed a great variety of chamber works which each featured one of the instruments. The students were mesmerized and certainly motivated to practice after this!”
-Sarah Miller, Education Associate, Waterbury Symphony Orchestra
"As a young composer, my experience with the Harmonia V quintet was exceptional. They brought my work to life in ways I had not expected. Their level of professionalism, namely their willingness to work with a young composer, has provided me with a stepping stone into my professional life. Our collaboration on “The Shadows of our Past” produced a fantastic recording as well as a wonderful experience. "
-Jonathan Schmieding, 2013 University of Connecticut Undergraduate Research Grant Winner
"The Quintet's performance was superb. The program had musical variety and every piece was played with excellence of musicality and style. This was Woodwind Quintet playing at its best."
-Jeffrey Uhlig, Artistic Advisor Concert Forum at Spring House Estates Lower Gwynedd, PA
"Harmonia V entertains audiences and inspires composers: a rare combination."
"Contemporary music has no better advocate than Harmonia V."
"Harmonia V is a collection of exceptional soloists who have the rare ability to make every note sound fresh and new."
-Dr. Thomas Schuttenhelm, Composer
"Thank you for taking time...to prepare such an appropriate and lovely program; you enriched the lives of our students and staff by sharing your expertise with us."
-Angela Guarascio, Principal, Abraham Pierson School, Clinton, CT