About Zéphyros Winds

bio_fatma_thumbFatma Daglar, Oboe
Fatma is the principal oboist of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, Maryland Symphony Orchestra, Post-Classical Ensemble, and Baltimore Chamber Orchestra. Read more… 
bio_jennifer_thumbJennifer Grim, Flute
Hailed as “a deft, smooth flute soloist” by the New York Times, flutist Jennifer Grim has given solo and chamber performances throughout the US. Read more…
bio_marianne_thumbMarianne Gythfeldt, Clarinet
Clarinetist Marianne Gythfeldt has played a central role in the music scene of New York City for three decades. Read more…
Saxton RoseSaxton Rose, Bassoon
Saxton Rose’s virtuosic interpretations of traditional repertoire, and his dedication to new music have afforded him a prolific and varied career as soloist, orchestral and chamber musician. Read more…
bio_zohar_thumbZohar Schondorf, Horn
Mr. Schondorf is currently principal horn of the American Symphony Orchestra and enjoys a prosperous freelance career in NYC.Read more…

Zéphyros Winds
Now in its 29th season, Zéphyros Winds brings together five soloists known for their virtuosic performance style to perform a wide range of music for winds with “near-symphonic sound” (New London Day). Named for the Greek God of the West Wind, Zéphyros had its New York concerto debut opening the 2004 Mostly Mozart Festival, and has appeared at the nation’s most prestigious concert venues, including The Library of Congress, Wolf Trap, Carnegie’s Weill Hall, Dumbarton Oaks and Lincoln Center’s Great Performers series.

Numerous Radio broadcasts include “Performance Today” for National Public Radio, Public Radio International’s “Music from Chautauqua” and WNYC’s “Around New York.” Their live recording of Irving Fine’s “Partita for Woodwind Quintet” was released on Bridge Records and a forthcoming album with the music of Reena Esmail, Tyson Davis and David Sanford will be released in the summer of 2024. David Sanford’s work was the result of a Commissioning Grant from Chamber Music America.

Since its inception, Zéphyros has performed at many of the country’s most prominent spaces and internationally. In 2010, Zéphyros performed in Beijing, China, at the National Centre for the Performing Arts’ May Festival. The Philadelphia Museum of Art engaged Zéphyros to create a program complimenting their exhibition, “Manet and the Sea”, and at the invitation of the French Embassy in Washington DC, Zéphyros performed a gala concert celebrating the centenary of Francis Poulenc’s birth. Other performances include Duke Performances at Duke University, “The Movado Hour” at The Baryshnikov Art Center in New York City, Da Camera Society of Los Angeles and the Skaneateles Festival.

Recognized for their exceptional work as educators as well as performers, Zéphyros Winds have a long history of participating in residencies at schools and music societies. Zéphyros has given master classes at The Yale University School of Music, The Juilliard School, The Eastman School of Music and the Idyllwild Arts Academy, among numerous others.

The ensemble gained attention in 1995, when, one year after its formation, it won both the First and Grand Prizes at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, becoming the first wind quintet in the competition’s 22-year history to do so.

The five members of Zéphyros Winds – Jennifer Grim (flute), Fatma Daglar (oboe), Marianne Gythfeldt (clarinet), Saxton Rose (bassoon) and Zohar Schondorf (horn) – all enjoy accomplished chamber and orchestra careers, as well as teaching positions at some of the country’s best music schools.