About us

We’re a clarinet quartet based in the East Midlands of the UK. We’re all amateur musicians who play because it’s fun!

Kate Hawkins

Kate started playing the Clarinet at the age of 10, then Saxophone and Flute at the age of 40! Music has been a major part of her professional and personal life.

Steve Milner

Steve is a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon at Royal Derby Hospital, and spends his working days fixing broken bones and painful feet. He started learning to play the clarinet aged nine years, and is still hoping to improve.

Adam Blakey

Adam is a Mathematics PhD researcher working with models of blood flow in the human placenta. He plays clarinet with several local music groups, such as Nottingham Symphonic Wind Orchestra and Blackwood Clarinets.

Phil Smith

Phil started learning the clarinet at school at the age of 10, after a brief dalliance with the recorder. He has played regularly ever since, in groups large and small, finding it a blessed diversion from his day job as a computer programmer.


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