Dianto Reed Quintet is a chamber music group formed by five Spanish young musicians based in Amsterdam. The name of the group means carnation in Esperanto; carnation for being a typical Mediterranean flower and Esperanto because it is considered a universal language, such as mus
This kind of ensemble was born in The Netherlands 40 years ago, and it is here where Dianto is created. This type of group offers a timbrical versatility capable of creating a unique sound, due to the combination of these five woodwind instruments: clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, saxophone and oboe. All of them share a common element, the reed.
After studying in different Spanish Conservatories, Dianto Reed Quintet members take part in several young national and international orchestras, such as the Youth Orchestra of Spain, Nationaal Jeugd Orkest, European Union Youth Orchestra or Jong Nederlands Blazers Ensemble, among others. Nowadays, they continue their master studies in the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, where they have received masterclasses by several renowned musicians as Miriam Pastor, Simon van Holen, Harmen de Boer, Arno Borkamp, Davide Lattuada, Saskia Mees or Bas Pollard.
Dianto Reed Quintet offers a different approach to the traditional chamber music concert. Their performances stand out due to the fusion of a very strong energy and contrast elements. This is reached by combining and changing the order of the different movements of the pieces in order to surprise the audience and including some choreography, which helps to create a deeper interaction between the listeners and the musicians.
Despite its recent creation, Dianto Reed Quintet has been awarded with the First Prize at the Grachtenfestival Conservatorium Concours 2021, the Storioni Concours 2021 and is one of the finalists of the Dutch Classical Talent 2022/2023 (final to be held). Recently, it won the first prize at the “XV Concurso Nacional de Música de Cámara Villa de Cox” in Alicante, Spain. In addition, it has been invited to perform in some of the most important national radio and television programmes such as Podium Witteman for the national TV and De Klassieken and Spiegezaal Avrotros, which was live recorded at the Spiegelzaal of The Concertgebouw, for the NPO Radio 4.
During the 2021-2022 season, they have organized a tour playing in different theaters and renowned halls around The Netherlands including the Kleinezaal of The Concertgebouw, Stadstheater Zoetermeer, TivoliVredenburg, Paleis het Loo, Muziekkamer Assen or the Singer Laren Museum, among others. They have perform in some festivals such as “Grachtenfestival”, “Wonderfeel”, “KinderMuziekFestival” and, in the near future, they will also take part in the “Internationaal Kamermuziekfestival Schiermonnikoog 2022”, “Storioni Kamermuziekfestival” or “Horn of Plenty Festival”, among others.
Dianto Reed Quintet treedt op 18 september op in de kerk van Mook.