The Lonarc Wind Quintet first performed in 2008, as the Promenade Wind Quintet, for the Grosvenor Estate's Brown Hart Gardens rejuvenation project and at the Spitalfields Market Acoustic Music Summer Festival, as part of their acoustic 'Free to Public' summer concerts.​

The members are an enthusiastic and dedicated  group of wind chamber music players who have played with each other either in Glyndebourne Touring Opera, Garsington Opera or City of London Sinfonia Opera Holland Park orchestras. 

With the creation of the Lonarc Foundation it was decided to rename the group the Lonarc Wind Quintet

Julian Sperry
 

Began his musical education at Chetham’s School of Music, and from there was awarded a scholarship to the Paris Conservatoire where he studied under Alain Marion and Raymond Guiot.

Julian is currently Principal Flute with Glyndebourne Touring Opera and Garsington Opera and has made guest appearances with orchestras such as the London Philharmonic Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony, Berlin Symphony, Welsh National Opera and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and has been a guest Principal with the London Symphony Orchestra who invited him on their tours of America, Japan and Austria. He has worked with conductors such as Haitink, Tilson-Thomas, Zweden, Hickox, Vasary and Norrington.

As a soloist, Julian has given recital and concerto performances throughout America, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium and France, and at major international festivals in the UK including Harrogate and Lichfield, giving his London debut in 1991 at the Purcell Room as a winner of the Park Lane Group competition. Two years later he made his Wigmore Hall debut, sponsored by the Tillett Trust, Myra Hess Trust and Daily Mail. Julian has also performed concertos at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford, and the Fairfield Hall in Croydon.

 

The winner of numerous competitions and awards, Julian has played for Radio-France, Classic FM and BBC Radio, and performed concertos and recitals for television and radio in Britain and the States. His recordings include a CD of solo flute works titled ‘Flute Alone’ which received a special commendation in the 1996 Vienna Modem Masters Performers Competition, a CD of works by Richard Sisson, titled ‘Sonata’, specially commissioned for him by the Harrogate International Festival, a recital CD with pianist Carole Presland, which the Evening Standard selected as one of their “Critics Choice” in 1998, Bach’s 4th Brandenburg with the London Baroque Ensemble, and Bach’s Triple Concerto for ASV label. New recordings include works for flute and string ensemble for Hyperion record label.

Judy Proctor
 

Judy was a  Junior Macfarlane Exhibitioner at the RSAMD where she studied with Philip Hill and Robin Miller. She then came to study at the RAM with George Caird where she was a member of the Manson Ensemble with Paul Patterson.

 

A keen chamber musician, on graduation as well as playing with various chamber, opera and ballet orchestras she played many solo recitals with Nicholas Bosworth and was instrumental in setting up the Lonarc Oboe Trio in 1991 and then the Lonarc Wind Quintet in 2008 and Lonarc Wind Ensemble in 2012.

In 2011 she  performed  Aaron Coplands 'Quiet City' with The Keld Ensemble.  She then went to USA to attend a masterclass with Carolyn Hove (the  Cor Anglais player with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra) where she gave the US Premiere of 'Billingbear' (2009) by Judith Bingham for solo Cor Anglais. In 2014 she played the Marcello Oboe Concerto at St Martin-in-the-Fields with the Keld Ensemble and also with Royal Oman Symphony Orchestra in Muscat.  

 

Orchestrally she has played with amongst others: Philharmonia, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Royal Northen Sinfonia,  RTE Concert Orchestra, City of London Sinfonia, Ulster Philharmonic, Orchestra of St John's Smith Square, BBC Concert Orchestra, London Mozart Players, Thames Sinfonia, Metropolitan Orchestra, English National Ballet, Scottish Ballet, Northern Ballet, Welsh National Opera, Cork Opera, New Sussex Opera, Fulham Opera and Orquestra do Porto  and Orquestra do Norte in Portugal, London Sinfonietta, Platform Ensemble, Manson Ensemble.

Her TV, Film and West End Show work includes - Oranges are Not the Only Fruit, Youth, South Pacific, Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserables.

 

She has taught the oboe at Winchester College, Benenden School, the Royal Oman Symphony and Muscat Royal Philharmonic Orchestras. Currently she is oboe tutor for LCM Junior department and CYMSH and has taken part in educational workshops with Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Orquestra do Norte and Lonarc Oboe Trio.

Jane Calderbank 
 

Jane  studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where, playing in The Bozza Wind Trio who were winners of the Philharmonia's Total Players Award in 2002.

She is is an active freelancer, combining orchestral playing, chamber music and education work.

She plays regularly with the London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Glyndebourne Touring Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, Liverpool Philharmonic, Academy of St Martin In The Fields,  BBC Concert Orchestra,  Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra,  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra,  London Concert Orchestra,  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Mozart Festival Orchestra,  Philharmonia Orchestra,  English National Opera Orchestra,  Garsington Opera,  Royal Ballet Sinfonia,  Royal Opera House Orchestra,  Welsh National Opera Orchestra, Aurora Orchestra,  English Chamber Orchestra,  London Chamber Orchestra,  Royal Northern Sinfonia,  Thames Sinfonia.

As a chamber musician she has played with many ensembles including the Haffner Ensemble and has appeared at such venues as Wigmore Hall, the Royal Opera House and St Martin-in-the-Fields.

As a soloist Jane was a finalist in the wind section of the 2004 Royal Over Seas League competition. She also plays regularly for the Philharmonia Orchestra's Elastic Band including performances of Rhapsody in Blue arranged for clarinet solo.

Jane has worked as supporting musician for the education departments of the Philharmonia Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, English Sinfonia, Glyndebourne Touring Opera, Wigmore Hall and the Royal Festival Hall. She was a workshop leader for the education department of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.​

 

Stuart Russell 
 

Studied at the Kent Centre for Young Instrumentalists before attending the Royal Academy of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He has won various prizes: RAM Foundation Award for musical achievement, 2002; Friends of RAM Mortimer Development Award, 2002; Nicholas Blake Wind Chamber Music Award, 2003; John Booth Prize, 2003; MBF Music Education Award, 2004.

He has played with amongst others  London Concert Orchestra,   London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Mozart Festival Orchestra,  Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra,  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, English National Opera Orchestra,  Glyndebourne Touring Opera,  Welsh National Opera Orchestra, Aurora Orchestra,  City of London Sinfonia,   Orchestra of St John's,  Royal Northern Sinfonia and Sinfonia ViVA.

 

He is a keen chamber musician and has played in the  Aurora Ensemble.

 

He has also done education work with City of London Sinfonia Education,  London Philharmonic Orchestra Education.

He is also the Bassoon Reed tutor at Royal College of Music.

Julian Faultless
 

Studied at the Royal Academy of Music.

 

As an experienced orchestral player, Julian Faultless has worked with orchestras such as BBC Concert Orchestra, Brighton Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Southern Sinfonia.

 

Julian has also worked with various opera and ballet companies such as the Royal Ballet Sinfonia, and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.

His chamber orchestra work includes the Apollo Chamber Orchestra, London Musical Arts Orchestra (LMA Orchestra), London Octave, Matrix Ensemble, Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra and Sinfonia Verdi, while his Baroque & Classical work includes, work with Fiori Musicali and Ensemble Expose.

Julian's show experience includes The Phantom of The Opera and West Side Story, while his session bookings include work with the London Telefilmonic Orchestra.