Described as "the character quintet," Hathor Winds embodies versatility and style. Hathor, an Egyptian goddess displaying multiple personalities, was said to be able to invoke any emotion on a whim. That sentiment holds especially true to this dynamic group of young artists. Each member's individual style and personality adds a new dimension to what has become the Hathor sound.
Established in January 2014, Hathor Winds enjoys a thriving musical life as one of Boston's emerging chamber ensembles. The group is known for bringing energetic and colorful performances to a vast variety of venues throughout New England. Hathor has been sought after to perform in a number of concert series, including the Crescendo Club of Boston Lunchtime Series, King's Chapel Tuesday Recital Series, and the Dana Hall School First Sunday Series, among others. They were recently featured guest musicians in the historic Trinity Episcopal Church in Newport, Rhode Island in April 2016.
Hathor Winds was an ensemble-in-residence with the Boston University Arts Outreach Program for the 2014/15 season, presenting multiple weekday concerts at the Boston University Medical Campus supplemented by regular recitals throughout the Greater Boston community. They were selected as semi-finalists in the Astral Artists' 2015 National Auditions Tour and traveled to Philadelphia, PA to perform in Rock Hall at Temple University. Additionally, Hathor was named a quarter-finalist in both the 2015 and 2016 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition in South Bend, IN and received the Judges' Special Recognition Award at the 2015 Plowman Chamber Music Competition in Columbia, MO.
As a group, Hathor Winds has worked extensively with John Heiss and Linda Toote as well as members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and faculty members of the New England Conservatory of Music and Boston University School of Music. Hathor Winds is currently working on commissions with composer Christopher Lee, Visiting Lecturer in Musicianship at University of Massachusetts, Lowell, and Jason Huffman of the Equilibrium Concert Series.