Lumas Winds took home the top prize with their captivating performance in the last ensemble final for the 71st year of the ROSL Annual Music Competition.
The final saw an exciting line up of four young ensembles, the Nava Trio, Ensemble Renard, Levanto Ensemble and Lumas Winds gave four exceptional performances in the Princess Alexandra Hall, and it was down to the panel consisting of Joy Farrall, Janet Hilton, Gavin Henderson CBE and Geoff Parkin to select the winners of the £10,000 award.
Lumas Winds is a young chamber ensemble based in London made up of recent graduates from the Royal Academy of Music and Royal College of Music. Their main focus is to perform, promote and make a case for works not in the canon but deserve to be so. This is highlighted in the six hidden gems that will feature on their debut album being released in 2023 with Champs Hill Records. The disc brings together wind quintet music from every decade from 1960 to 2010 and includes three world premiere recordings. The group also recently won the prestigious Tunnel Trust award, earning them a tour of Scottish music clubs in 2024.