Lumo Quintet is a woodwind quintet formed in Helsinki, Finland, by young professional musicians who care deeply about chamber music as an art form. The ensemble's vision is to combine the unique colors of Nordic and Baltic music with the traditional wind quintet repertoire.
The group won the 2nd prize at the prestigious 13th Lyon International Chamber Music Competition shortly after being founded in 2017. They also received the special prize for the best interpretation of the Silvestrini Wind Quintet, awarded by Gilles Silvestrini himself. Lumo Quintet has been featured at the Berlioz Festival, the Finnish National Opera chamber music series, Lapinlahden Lähde Concert Series and Excellence in Finland Olympic Committee Symposium. They have also performed at Crusell Festival, Valencia Music Festival, Helsinki Festival and as soloists with the Finnish National Opera Orchestra at the Urkuyö & Aaria Festival. The quintet has also happily received an award from the Mikko Franck
Jin-Ah Lee - Flute
is a flautist who graduated from Seoul National Univeristy, and Basel Musik Akademie for Master degree and Solist Master degree by Felix Renggli. She won many competitions such as SNU(Seoul National University) wind competition, Dong⁻a concours and Marianne und Curt Dienemann Stiftung in 2014. She performed Concerto for flute and harp of W.A.Mozart with SNU orchestra and Wind Ensemble. In 2008, through an audition of solist of ISA(International Summer Academy In Austria) she performed 2nd concerto of W.A.Mozart with Vienna Ensemble. Also, while in basel, she performed a concerto in G major of C.P.E.Bach as a solist with CAB in Basel Musik Akademie in 2012 and Isang Yun concerto with Basel Chamber Orchester in 2015 and in 2016 performed no.7 concerto of Devienne with flute ensemble of AFF in Kobe (Japan).
As a solist, she started to have a solo recital from 2010 as Kumho solo debut concert, Summer New Artist Concert in Daejeon Art Center in 2013, Ujung rising star concert in Seoul in 2014 , Duo solo concert tours in Korea and japan in 2015 with Yuki Koyama and had a concert in Asian Federation Festival in Kobe in 2016.
Also she was a member of Seoul Philhamonic woodwind academy for 2 years from 2009 with Paul Meyer, a Junior member of Kumho Chamber Music Society from 2010 to 2011 and participated in woodwind academy of Isang Yun International Music Festival in 2009 and had Grand-prix woodwind quintet concert.
Amelia Coleman - Oboe
Amelia Coleman is an Australian oboist who currently holds the position of oboe and english horn in the Finnish National Opera. She has also been appointed as Solo English Horn in the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (London) and the Queensland Symphony Orchestra (Australia).
She has performed as a soloist with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in the Proms (London 2015) and has given the Australian Premier performance of Peteris Vasks' English Horn Concerto. She has played in many orchestras, festivals and chamber groups such as Orchestre de Suisse Romande, the Royal Danish Orchestra, the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Finnish Radio Orchestra, Tapiola Sinfonietta, Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, Scharoun Ensemble, Ensemble Contrechamps, Zermatt Festival and the Luzern Festival Academy. She completed her Masters in Geneva with professor Alexei Ogrintchouk.
Jose Luis Cortell - French Horn
Since August 2015, José Luis holds the position of alternating Principal horn at the Finnish National Opera and Ballet.
He received his first horn lessons at the age of five years at the "Conservatori Professional de Música José Manuel Izquierdo" in Catarroja (Valencia) where he graduated medium degree with Prof. Javier Enguídanos. After that, he continued his studies in "Conservatori Superior de Música Joaquín Rodrigo" from Valencia with Professor Miguel Torres Castellano, where he got his Bachelor's degree in Horn performance. In 2012, he enrolled at the "Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst" in Frankfurt with Prof. Esa Tapani where he got his Master's degree in Horn performance. Moreover, his teacher Javier Raga Piqueras has been a valuable support to Jose Luis throughout his carreer.
During his studies he played in prestigious youth orchestras such as the Orchestra Academy of SHMF (Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival). During his Master studies in Frankfurt he had a position as the Co-Solo horn at the Stadttheater Giessen, Germany (2014-2015).
Professionally, he has played as a guest with the Berliner Symphoniker, Camerata Salzburg, Frankfurter Opera, Helsinki Philarmonik among others. He has also been a member of the West Eastern Divan Orchestra with Daniel Barenboim. He is a regular guest principal with orchestras such as the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Konzerthaus Orchestra Berlin.
Asko Padinki - Bassoon
has been holding the Principal Bassoon position in the Finnish National Opera since 2008 from the young age of only 20 years old.
Asko received his first bassoon lessons in his hometown of Ylivieska, and at the age of 16 he started his early professional studies first in the conservatory of Oulu, and a year later at the conservatory of Tampere and the Sibelius Academy as a youth student, where he received lessons from Jussi Särkkä.
In 2006 he continued his studies in the Sibelius Academy with Särkkä.
From 2007-2008 Padinki studied at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Cologne, Germany under guidance of the renowned professor Georg Klütsch. The fruitful year culminated in Padinki winning the audition in the Finnish National Opera for the principal bassoon position which he has held ever since.
In 2013-2014 Padinki studied in the Hochschule für Musik Mannheim under professor Ole Kristian Dahl, and ultimately finished his Masters of Music degree in Sibelius Academy in 2018.
In addition to working in the opera, Padinki has served as a guest principal bassoonist with most orchestras in Finland, among them the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and Tapiola Sinfonietta. For the season 2018-2019, he worked as the co-principal bassoonist in the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra.
As a chamber musician he performs regularly with Lumo Quintet and has taken part in festivals in Finland, France and Spain.
Giuseppe Gentile- Clarinet
is an Italian clarinetist who has been holding the bass clarinet position in the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra since January 2015.
He began to play the clarinet at the age of 5 with his grandfather. After graduating from the Conservatory "O. Respighi" in Latina, he attended several masterclasses with Calogero Palermo and studied bass clarinet with Sauro Berti and Dario Goracci. In 2013-2014 he attended the Master Course with Alessandro Carbonare at Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome.
He won several prizes in Competitions, including First Prize at 8th International Clarinet Competition in Carlino (cat. Bass clarinet) and Second Prize (without First Prize) at 5th International Clarinet Competition “Rino Viani” in Carpi.
He has played with many orchestras such as BBC Symphony Orchestra, Welsh National Opera, Ulster Orchestra, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Tapiola Sinfonietta, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Orchestra Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, Orchestra Regionale della Toscana, Orchestra dell'Arena di Verona etc.
Very active as a chamber music player, he is a member of Helsinki Chamber Soloists and a co-founder of the Italian Clarinet Quartet.