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St woolos sinfonia

The city of Newport's professional orchestra and Orchestra-in-Residence in it’s cathedral, St Woolos.

orchestra leader, violinist

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city of newport symphony orchestra

Directed by Sean O'Neil, the City of Newport Symphony Orchestra is an enthusiastic and friendly amateur orchestra, with a passion to make music at the highest level.


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bath philharmonia

As one of the leading professional orchestras in the South West, Bath Philharmonia performs concerts of outstanding artistic quality with soloists from a national and international platform. Led by Music Director, Jason Thornton, we programme a rich and diverse repertoire, broadening audiences and promoting the live orchestral experience to all members of our community.


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bristol ensemble

The Bristol Ensemble is Bristol's only professional orchestra, comprising a core of 25 musicians and a further 50 musicians, all experienced players in a range of musical genres. The Ensemble has flexible configurations, from a piano trio through to full symphony orchestra.

It was founded in 1994 by its Artistic Director and lead violinist Roger Huckle. Roger studied with Frederick Grinke, and was a regular member of Norway’s Bergen Philharmonic. Roger now dedicates his time to directing and developing the Bristol Ensemble as well as spending time in Bergen, Norway.



english symphony orchestra

Founded by conductor William Boughton in 1980, the ESO have a long and distinguished history of collaboration with legendary figures of British music making. Vernon “Tod” Handley became the orchestra’s second Principal Conductor in 2007, and led the orchestra until his death. Over the years, the ESO has worked with a distinguished list of instrumentalists, composers and conductors, including Nigel Kennedy, Steven Isserlis, Daniel Hope, Michael Tippett, Nicholas Maw and Yehudi Menuhin, who was appointed the ESO’s Principal Guest Conductor in 1991, and led the orchestra on a number of international tours.