fat notes & fruit no shadow

PAVLOVA presents…  for your delectation

Our new CD – available to purchase shortly. Our new CD – please email us if you wish to buy a copy (£10 plus £2.50 postage).

Recorded on 21 and 22 August 2016 in Wesley Memorial Church, Oxford. Recording engineer Nick Daisley


The Pavlova Wind Quintet is an established Oxford-based ensemble of exceptional musicians with a wealth of experience of playing at corporate and University functions, weddings, garden parties, and formal dinners. The Pavlova also regularly performs full concert programmes across the region. We also provide ensembles of varying sizes – trios, quartets, or wind octets to suit the occasion.

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Concert Calendar:


Thursday 14 and 21 January lunchtime concert at Wesley Memorial church, New Inn Hall Street, Oxford. Wind quartets and bassoon quartets www.wesleymem.org.uk/

Friday 11 March Trio music for Dyslexia society dinner at the Oxford Hotel  www.bdadyslexia.org.uk

Monday 25 April  Trio music for Abingdon Chamber of Commerce at  Abingdon & Witney College 6pm

Monday 6 June lunchtime concert at St Michaels Cornmaket www.smng.org.uk

Wednesday 15 June afternoon concert St Andrew’s Church Letcombe Regis for Richmond Care Villages  www.richmond-villages.com

Wednesday 29 June  Oxfordshire Science Festival Wind Trio Abingdon Museum 7.30pm  www.oxfordshiresciencefestival.com

Sunday 17 July Art in Action Waterperry   www.artinaction.org.uk

Sunday 21 – Monday 22 August Recording sessions at Wesley Memorial Church for our new CD of arrangements by Chris Britton

Saturday 10 September 4pm. Merton college Chapel. Schubert Octet. Oxford Open Doors  www.oxfordpreservation.org.uk

Sunday 11 September 4pm. Sheldonian Theatre. Oxford Open Doors www.oxfordpreservation.org.uk

Thursday 22 September. Christ Church Cathedral. Conference for Oxford Analytica.

Saturday 1 October Unicorn Theatre, Abingdon. Harmonie Musik for Wind Octet www.friendsofabingdon.org.uk

Monday 17 October lunchtime. St Michaels Northgate. Harmonie Musik for Wind Octet www.smng.org.uk

Saturday 22 October ABBEY OBOES Bach Goldberg Variations for 2 oboes (Anne Hagyard, Carolyn King), cor anglais (Wendy Marks) and bassoon (Simon Payne)  Challow Park Concert Hall 

Sunday 11 December St Nicolas church Abingdon. Annual Christmas concert. ‘A Russian Christmas’ Mulled wine and mince pies.


The group’s impressively broad repertoire includes music in a huge variety of styles from arrangements of light-hearted favourite tunes to the more substantial classics for wind quintet. The Pavlova Wind Quintet delights in mixing the familiar and the unfamiliar, classical and ethnic, serene and virtuosic.

Player’s details here.

To hire the quintet for a concert or event, contact us on simon.payne@virgin.net or 07775 904626.
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