A GROUP of young musicians named after Sherlock Holmes’ infamous adversary will perform concerts in Uplyme and Bridport.

Moriarty Winds will play Uplyme Church on Thursday, June 13 and Bridport Arts Centre on Friday, June 14.

The group is made up of Anna Kondrashina on flute, Amy Roberts and James Hulme on oboe, Matthew Wilsher on clarinet, Angharad Thomas on bassoon and Joel Roberts on French horn.

Moriarty Winds have performed together since September 2015 with the common aim of playing a variety of classical and contemporary repertoire in characterful and accessible ways.

This distinctive ensemble will be performing as part of Concerts in the West’s 14th concert series.

The group met as postgraduate students at the Royal Academy of Music, where they were chamber fellows, but individually they have won many awards and perform with the major UK orchestras at concerts and festivals in the London area and beyond.

Recent highlights include performances in the Investec International Festival, Royal Academy of Music Chamber Music Series, and Norfolk and Norwich Chamber Music Series. They are also a resident ensemble in the Wigmore Hall Chamber Tots Series.

All members of the ensemble are currently pursuing careers in solo and ensemble performance and they have a combined orchestral experience with ensembles including the European Youth Orchestra, Hallé Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Opera North, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Northern Ballet, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Philharmonia Orchestra. Their education and creative work has taken them around the UK both as a quintet and independently with groups such as Music for Open Ears, LPO New Horizons and Open Academy.

Founder and director of Concerts in the West, Catherine Hodgson, said: “This is the first wind quintet to join the Concerts in the West rosta and we look forward to welcoming them. We hope our audiences enjoy the excellent programme that these outstanding young performers have put together. ”

*Moriarty Winds with Concerts in the West, Thursday, June 13, 7.30pm, Uplyme Church, Lyme Regis, Dorset, Box office: Uplyme Stores 01297 444662 or Archway Bookshop 01297 33744 or email: concertsinthewest@gmail.com or telephone 01823 252658 or text 07776 995789 or book at www.helmtickets.com. Tickets can also be bought on the door but it is advisable to book in advance. Plus are available from Lyme Regis Tourist Information Centre - call 01297 442138. Interval drinks available. Disabled access. Parking in M&S car park. Tickets: £15. Unreserved seating. Concessions for concert tickets only for students and children. Parking available. Disabled access.

*Friday, June 14, 11am-12pm, Coffee Concert at Bridport Arts Centre. Box office 01308 424204 Em: info@bridport-arts.com bridport-arts.com Tickets: £12, concessions available, coffee included