Lumas Winds is a dynamic chamber ensemble based in London. Winners of the 71st Royal Over-Seas League Mixed Ensemble Prize in 2023, Lumas are committed ambassadors for wind chamber music and the rich variety of repertoire that it offers. The ensemble are currently Kirckman Concerts Young Artists and Britten Pears Young Artists and in 2023/24 were Making Music’s Phillip and Dorothy Green Young Artists 

 Alongside performing the classics of the repertoire, Lumas enjoy exploring works not currently in the canon but which deserve to be so. This is highlighted in the six hidden gems that will feature on their debut album due for release in May 2024 for Champs Hill Records. The disc brings together repertoire from every decade from 1960 to 2010 and includes three world premiere recordings by Sally Beamish, Gavin Higgins and Elizabeth Maconchy. Lumas won the Royal Academy of Music’s Historical Women Composers Prize in 2022 with its performance of the latter, a major discovery from the ensemble’s visit to the Maconchy archive at St. Hilda’s, Oxford.

 Lumas have performed at the Wigmore Hall, and at the Corbridge, Ironstone and Winchester Chamber Music Festivals. Amongst these collaborations have been performances of Poulenc’s Sextet with pianists Huw Watkins and Benjamin Frith. They recently completed their tour of Scottish music clubs as recipients of the prestigious Tunnel Trust award. Other upcoming engagements include a tour with Concerts-in-the-West, the 2024 Lake District Summer Music Festival, and a concert at Kings Place as Kirckman Concerts Young Artists, alongside concerts at several music clubs/societies across the UK.


Lumas Winds perform the first movement from J.S Bach’s Organ Concerto in A minor (after Vivaldi), Samuel Barber’s Summer Music, and the first movement of Jean Françaix’s Wind Quintet N0.1 in the 71st ROSL Mixed Ensemble Final.