November 11, 2018

This November marks 5 months since the release of our debut album!

To celebrate 5 months of #d5chopin, we are sharing with you our 5 favorite preludes from the album that specially feature the quintet's individual instruments.

Laura: Prelude #19

"For some reason...

October 10, 2018

We are  pleased to share a video of David Plyar's Fantasy transcription of Gesualdo's Moro, Lasso, al mio duolo.

Haunting music with a new, inspired ending. We performed this at District New Music Coalition's inaugural New Music DC conference in September and...

June 22, 2018

Hello friends and fans,

We are so pleased to be sharing this music with you at last!

Buy your digital or physical copy of our CD at CD Baby.

You can also watch our entire album of the Complete Chopin Preludes for wind quintet on our Youtube Channel.



February 28, 2018

​​We did it! On February 11, 2018 we gave the world premiere of Evis Sammoutis's brand new wind quintet, J.II.9 fragments, commissioned through a Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Grant. 

The premiere was at Anderson House, a 1905 historic gilded mansio...

December 9, 2017

Highlights from 2017... 

Featuring: Busoni, faux leather, a recording trip in Fredonia, NY, and new music!

1. With Zack fresh on the D5 scene for only a few months, we dove into a January recording session at UMBC. We got a great live recording of David Plylar's Busoni a...

August 29, 2017

I shall create a new world for myself.

– Frederic Chopin

Although the members of District5 traveled across the globe this summer, we managed to come together to create our own part of the chamber music world: a commercial recording of the complete Chopin Preludes! But be...

June 12, 2017

As our 2016-17 season nears its end, we have been thinking about some of the best Chopin moments from the past 12 months.

Each of us in D5 has a different favorite Chopin memory!


We have performed the Chopin Preludes quite a few times this past year, and each pe...

May 20, 2017

Hi everyone,

Fellow horn player and one of my best friends from Northwestern, George Marshall, has also been living in the DC metro area for the past 4 years. It took us far too long, but we've finally collaborated on an artistic project!

I'm so excited to share these v...

January 22, 2017

We are thrilled to introduce you to Zack Gauvain, our new clarinetist! Zack is also a clarinetist in the President's Own Marine Band. We've asked him a few very important questions to help you get to know him a little better!

Who the heck are you and where are you...

July 25, 2016

We have some exciting news! District5 and composer, Evis Sammoutis, have been awarded a Classical Commissioning Grant from Chamber Music America. Evis Sammoutis will be adding yet another fantastic piece to the wind quintet repertoire. We could not be more thrilled to...

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