Quinteto Latino blends the vibrant colors and vigorous rhythms of Latin American music with the sumptuous voices of the wind quintet: flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn, and bassoon. Whether exploring new twists on traditional folk songs or premiering works by living composers, these five musicians perform with impeccable artistry and infectious energy – educating, enriching, and entertaining listeners of all ages and backgrounds.
Founded in 2004 by French horn player Armando Castellano, this unique ensemble is passionately dedicated to a dual mission: to expand the cultural boundaries of classical music, and to make that music available, relevant, and inspiring to entirely new audiences. The musicians of Quinteto Latino trained in the nation’s top conservatories, and work regularly with ensembles including the San Francisco Symphony, Opera, and Ballet.
Through varied and innovative work in venues both traditional and non-traditional, these committed artists forge lasting connections with audiences across cultural, class, and ethnic lines.