Emilie Capulet and The Guards Wind Quintet


A Recital at
St Mary's Church
St Mary's Road, Ealing W5 5RH
1.10pm on Wednesday 13th


Saint-Saëns       Caprice on Danish and Russion Airs

Ravel                 Pavane pour une infante défunte

Poulenc             Sextet for flute, clarinet, bassoon, horn and piano



This free event is presented in partnership with UWL
and the London College of Music


Online seat reservations for this event are now closed; please still come as places are available


Emilie Capulet, MMus, MA, PhD, studied piano at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and regularly performs in international music festivals and concert halls in the UK, Europe, the USA, Canada and Latin America. She has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3, CBC’s Radio Canada, France Bleu Provence, and Nicaraguan television and radio. While touring Latin America, Emilie received the ‘ExpressArte’ award for her contribution to Nicaraguan music and education. Emilie is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Senior Lecturer and Head of Classical Performance at the London College of Music, University of West London.

She is recognised as one of the most captivating and gifted pianists of her generation, enthralling audiences worldwide with her profound and imaginative interpretations, astounding virtuosity and compelling personality. She has given many concerts worldwide, including solo and chamber music recitals in international music festivals and renowned concert halls in France, Britain, Germany, Holland, Canada, the USA, and Latin America.

The musicians forming the Guards Wind Quintet have been working together for many years as a Quintet and within the five Foot Guards Bands. The Guards Bands provide the musical support for prestigious ceremonial occasions including Trooping the Colour, the Cenotaph parade, Royal Weddings and Funerals, State Visits and Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle. 

The players - Sgt Rachel Smith (Coldstream Guards), flute, Sgt Dave Farnsworth (Welsh Guards), oboe, LCpl Natalie White (Irish Guards), clarinet, Sgt Dave Thorpe (Scots Guards), bassoon, and CSgt Nick Stones (Coldstream Guards), horn - are principal players from across the Guards Bands. They also have had and still combine their career in the bands with solo work, chamber music and freelancing. Their experience includes work with Scottish Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Welsh National Opera, London Festival Opera, Symphony and Chamber Orchestras, West End shows and session work.