“Yet again, the Welsh Sinfonia delivered an exciting programme with a professionalism and technical ability to match any of Britain’s foremost chamber orchestras.“ The Western Mail
The full review by The Western Mail of the concert on September 28th 2013 is here
The Welsh Sinfonia is a Cardiff-based professional chamber orchestra of up to 35 musicians, conducted by Mark Eager and led by Robin Stowell.
The orchestra concentrates on the chamber orchestral repertoire, drawing on the wonderful variety of music written for smaller orchestras by composers from the 16th century to the present day. Opportunities to hear professional performances of works for chamber orchestra are rare in Wales and The Welsh Sinfonia is an important champion of this rich and diverse repertoire.
The Welsh Sinfonia is committed to twentieth-century and contemporary music. As well as commissioning new music on a regular basis, in recent seasons the orchestra has performed works by Bartók, Britten, Copland, Ibert, William Mathias, John Metcalf, Piazzolla, Stravinsky, Takemitsu, Grace Williams and Michael Csányi-Wills.
In 2012-2013, in addition to its Cardiff concert series and other concert appearances, The Welsh Sinfonia has performed in factories, expanded its successful schools collaboration project, mentored members of the Pembrokeshire Schools Orchestra and the National Youth Orchestra of Wales, and worked with composition students from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
“This was the best concert I have ever heard given by the Welsh Sinfonia, whose playing in this programme amply justified their claim to be the first fully professional chamber orchestra operating in the Principality.” Seen and Heard International
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The orchestra is available to accompany choirs and choral societies, to perform at festivals or as part of a concert series and to
provide music for film, radio and television. Please contact Anne Curtis (07977 464375 firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in hiring the Welsh Sinfonia.
The Welsh Sinfonia is supported by The Arts Council of Wales, the GC Gibson, Mary Homfray and Simon Gibson Charitable Trusts, Deloitte, Geldards, PR Works and the Thomas Carroll Group.