Professional Chamber Music

Welcome to Vancouver’s Professional Wind Quintet.  We specialize in performing rich and unusual musical programs, entertaining educational concerts, and new compositions and commissions.  We have a wide-ranging repertoire and can custom design a performance for your event.


Performances in Vancouver

Since its formation in 2001, the Ad Mare Wind Quintet has performed extensively throughout Vancouver.  Concert highlights include live  broadcasts on CBC’s Westcoast Performance and Radio-Canada’s Les Musiciens du Dimanche, performances at Vancouver Pro Musica’s annual Sonic Boom Festival, The Little Chamber Music Series That Could, UBC School of Music’s Recital Series and the Pacific Rim Summer Music Festival in Tofino.

Representing Canada

The group’s name, Ad Mare is taken from the Canadian coat of arms “A mari usque ad mare” and translates as “between two seas”. The highly individual members of the Quintet hail from both Eastern and Western Canada and are all currently involved in many facets of Vancouver’s musical life, as members of the Vancouver Symphony, Opera and CBC Orchestras, new music ensembles and as faculty members at various educational institutions. This diversity allows the Quintet members to be actively involved in promoting musical culture in many areas of the Lower Mainland.