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Barossa Wind Quintet
South Bend , IN 46601
The Barossa Wind Quintet is a premium ensemble of young talent that has been bringing passionate state-of-the-art performances in full exploration of the wind quintet repertoire since 1999.
The quintet has performed in Chicago’s Music in the Loft chamber music series and worked with the International Music Foundation and the Ravinia Festival. In 2002, the Barossa Quintet was featured on WFMT’s Dame Myra Hess concert series broadcast live from the Cultural Center of Chicago. They have also performed recitals at Northwestern University, Valparaiso University, and at Ravinia Festival’s Bennett Gordon Hall. MUSICIANS========================= Jessica Warren-Acosta - Flute An avid soloist and chamber musician who embodies what the South Florida Sun-Sentinel calls “superior flute playing”. She gave her New York debut in Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall in January 1998. She has appeared as a soloist at numerous international festivals including the Spoleto USA Festival, the Summer Festival Recital Series in Nice, France, Temporada Flautística in Lima, Perú, Festival en la Mitad del Mundo in Quito, Ecuador, and the National Flute Association Conventions in Chicago, Illinois and Atlanta. She has toured Latin America as an artistic ambassador to the United States Embassy soloing with orchestras and giving recitals to rave reviews. She has been named a winner in several international competitions including the Artists International Competition and the International Music Competition “Citta di Padova” and has also appeared on several radio broadcasts including Karl Haas’ syndicated program “Adventures in Good Music”. Ms. Warren-Acosta is an active member of the Caminos del Inka Ensemble and has held the position of Principal Flute of the Omaha Symphony, Principal Flute of the Central City Opera in Colorado and was a member of the New World Symphony under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas. She has also appeared with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Chicago Chamber Musicians and Fort Wayne Philharmonic. In addition to her classical training, she has a great interest in the music of South America and has made numerous trips to Perú and Ecuador to familiarize herself with the Andean instruments and performance techniques as well as with the compositions of the region. Ms. Warren-Acosta’s CD of South American music for flute, “Acentos” has been released on the Filarmonika label and is available at For more information, please go to Jennet Ingle - Oboe Jennet Ingle has been noted for her “extraordinary artistry and virtuosity” (Illinois Times) and for the “intimacy and spirit of fun” (State Journal-Register) in her playing. She has appeared as soloist with the Illinois Chamber Orchestra, the Pine Mountain Music Festival’s Baroque Chamber Orchestra, the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra, and the Rochester (NY) Philharmonic Orchestra. In March 2007, Jennet gave the world premiere of Doug Lofstrom’s Oboe Concertino, a work commissioned for her by the New Philharmonic Orchestra and the College of DuPage. She has performed on Chicago’s Dame Myra Hess concert series, broadcast live on WFMT radio, and in numerous solo recitals in Chicago, Springfield (IL), and Valparaiso (IN), and at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. In 2001 Jennet won a Farwell Award from Chicago’s Musicians Club of Women, and in 2003 she was a semifinalist in the Seventh Tokyo International Oboe Competition, finishing in the top fifteen out of one hundred fifteen applicants worldwide. Jennet has a lifelong interest in new music, which led her in 2000 to participate in the group commission and premiere of Bernard Rands’s Memo 8 for Solo Oboe. Jennet has been Principal Oboist of the South Bend Symphony Orchestra since 2006, and serves as Instructor of Oboe at Valparaiso University and at Goshen College. She also performs as Principal Oboe with the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra, the New Philharmonic, and the Chicagoland Pops Orchestra, and is a former member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and the Illinois Symohony. Jennet has served as Principal Oboe with the Spoleto-USA Festival Orchestra, and can be heard on that group’s recording of Kurt Weill’s Die Bürgschaft, available on EMI Classics. As a founding member of the Barossa Quintet, she has performed numerous recitals and countless educational presentations in the Chicago Public Schools through the International Music Foundation and the Ravinia Festival’s Classical Connections program. Since 1998 she has owned and operated Jennet Ingle Reeds, specializing in customized oboe, English horn, and oboe d’amore reeds. Jennet is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music, where she studied with Richard Killmer. Elizandro Garcia-Monotya - Clarinet A native of Costa Rica, Elizandro Garcia-Montoya moved to the United States in 1993 to study clarinet at Baylor University and the Cleveland Institute of Music. Garcia-Montoya subsequently completed his Master’s degree at the prestigious Shepherd School of Music, Rice University, where he received Rice’s Michael Hammond “President’s Scholarship”, the highest scholarship award given. In 2003, Garcia-Montoya relocated to Chicago, where he completed postgraduate studies at DePaul University, studying with Mr. Larry Combs, principal clarinetist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. As an orchestral musician, Garcia-Montoya has performed with the Cleveland Orchestra, Houston Grand Opera, Jacksonville Symphony and the State of Mexico Orchestra in Toluca, Mexico. An active freelancer, he performs with some of the most prominent music organizations in the Chicago area, including the Chicago Sinfonietta, Chicagoland Pops Orchestra and the Joffrey Ballet. Additional experience includes performances with the Chicago Chamber Musicians, the Chicago Ensemble, Houston Grand Opera,Tanglewood Music Center, Cleveland Orchestra’s Blossom Music Festival, Spoleto Festival, National Repertory Orchestra, Sarasota Music Festival and Yale University’s Norfolk Chamber Music Festival. A prizewinner in the 1999 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, Garcia-Montoya continues to pursue his chamber music career in Chicago with the Barossa Quintet. He has recently been appointed principal clarinet of the New Hampshire Music Festival, and is on the faculty of Trillium Arts Academy as well as the British School of Performing Arts in Chicago. As a teacher Mr. Garcia-Montoya has been on the faculty of the Baylor University Summer Music Camp, a woodwind coach for the Houston Youth Symphony, and teaching assistant at Rice University. Lisa Taylor - Horn completed a Bachelor of Music degree at New England Conservatory and a Master of Music degree at Peabody Conservatory when women in the brass section were still a curiosity. She attended the Chautauqua Summer Music Festival twice, and enjoyed a summer contract with an orchestra at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, near a bakery with exceptional strudel. After graduation, she then spent a cold but pleasant winter performing at the Banff Centre in Canada. Before becoming an official Midwesterner, she was a member of the Annapolis Symphony and played extra with the Baltimore Symphony. She is currently principal horn in the Park Ridge Orchestra, and has played with many local groups, including the Chicago Chamber Orchestra, Illinois Symphony and Kenosha Symphony. She also has degrees in mechanical engineering, and colleagues learn not to leave any instrument with moving parts unguarded. John Gaudette - Bassoon John began his career with the Dallas Symphony, then moved to Canada where he spent 28 years with the Vancouver Symphony and CBC Radio Orchestra. Since 2003, He has performed with the Lyric Opera Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, Lake Forest Symphony, Music of the Baroque and Fulcrum Point. John is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, studying with Sol Schoenbach.
Services Offered
  • Commission Works
  • Exhibitions/Demonstrations
  • Speaking About My Work Before a Group
  • Apprenticeship Opportunities/Will Teach or Mentor
  • Education presentations to schools, community organizations
  • Teach Art Form
  • Doing demonstrations
  • Performances
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