Ensemble in Residence: Reed Quintet Calefax

Rietkwintet Calefax is Ensemble in Residence at the Royal Conservatoire The Hague. The ensemble members work closely with students of KC.

Calefax is a close-knit ensemble of five reed players united by a shared passion. For more than three decades they have been acclaimed in the Netherlands and abroad for their virtuosic playing, brilliant arrangements and innovative stage presentation. They are the inventors of a completely new genre: the reed quintet. They provide inspiration to young wind players from all over the world who follow in their footsteps. Calefax can be defined as a classical ensemble with a pop mentality.

“Calefax - five extremely gifted Dutch gents who almost made the reed quintet seem the best musical format on the planet.”
– The Times –

In the beginning of February the quintet will give masterclasses and end the week with the Calefax XL strippenkaart concert on the 6th of February.

Watch a video of the Calefax Masterclass 2016 below.