Risatina Wind Quartet

7-30pm Friday 9 June

Busbridge Church, Brighton Road, Godalming GU7 1XA

 Risatina Quartet

Laura Cioffi – Flute

Khemi Shabazz – Oboe

Livia Frankish – Clarinet

Derryck Nasib – Horn

(Risatina = giggle)


Malcolm Arnold: Fantasy for Solo Horn

Georg Philipp Telemann: Sonata in E Minor for Flute and Oboe

Ludwig Van Beethoven: Gran Trio in C Major Op. 87

Claude Debussy: Syrinx for solo flute

Astor Piazzolla: Malaguena Sin Palabras

Astor Piazzolla: Oblivion Tango

Benjamin Britten: Six Metamorphoses after Ovid Op. 49 for solo oboe

Errol Garner: Misty

Malcolm Arnold: Divertimento for Woodwind Trio Op. 37

Scott Joplin: Maple Leaf Rag

Free admission, retiring collection, all welcome


The Risatina Quintet, based in Greenwich, London, originally formed in 2012 from a group of students studying together at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. In 2015 The Risatina Quintet have been awarded the June Emerson Launchpad Prize becoming the Trinity Laban representatives of this prize.

Quickly moving on from standard wind quintet repertoire the Risatina Quintet became rapidly interested in alternative music for wind quintet across multiple genres from pop and jazz, to Afro-Cuban music and film arrangements.

The Quintet has performed at a variety of functions and events and in 2015 undertook a charity tour of the UK performing concerts around the country over a week. During this tour the ensemble managed to raise over £500 for Mind- The Mental Health Charity.

“Risatina” means “Giggle” in Italian, a very apt name for our group who believe in the fun of a performance, and a performance that makes people smile.