Founded in 2009, Orpheus Sinfonia is one of London’s most vibrant, dynamic and inspiring orchestras, attracting the best of music conservatoire graduates under the artistic direction of international cellist and conductor Thomas Carroll.
Equally at home with symphonic repertoire, world premieres, bespoke programmes, choral works, live orchestra with film and opera, Orpheus Sinfonia’s versatility has created its own special place in an exciting and developing music industry. The orchestra has enjoyed collaborations with Dame Felicity Lott, Tasmin Littie, Heinrich Schiff and our Patron Sir Antonio Pappano, invitations to renowned music festivals including Windsor, Brighton, Wimbledon, Swansea and Cambridge, and appearances at the Royal Festival Hall, London Coliseum, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Sadler’s Wells and Windsor Castle, alongside our residency at St George’s Hanover Square.
Acclaimed for the excitement and enthusiasm of its music-making, Orpheus’ reputation is growing fast thanks, in part, to the generous support of many established musicians. The orchestra featued on BBC Radio 3, BBC World Service and released its debut CD on Signum Classics.
Orpheus developed the innovative “Beneath The Score” series, which explores the character and influences of selected composers and launched the Orpheus Principals. Parnerships have been enjoyed with the Menuhin Competition, International Opera Awards and Opera Danube.
Our important outreach work has included projects with Trinity Hospice, Tim Henman Foundation, students from Fukushima, Japan along with numerous projects with schools and the recent launch of our innovative MULTIPLAY programme.
Recently Orpheus returned as the Official Orchestra for the International Opera Awards, received great critical acclaim and a nomination for its performances of Bernstein’s Candide at Iford Arts, debuted out outreach programme MULTIPLAY, performed in festivals including Windsor, Cheltenham and Cambridge, welcomed soloists such as Sir Roderick Williams and Jack Liebeck and toured The Snowman live to film in its 40th anniversary year.
Opheus was proud to be part of the Offies Best Opera Production 2019 for Britten’s Rape of Lucretia with Grimeborn Opera.