”John Wilson’s handpicked super-orchestra is quite simply the most exciting thing currently happening on the British orchestral scene”
– The Arts Desk
Meet Sinfonia of London
Sinfonia of London rose to fame in the 1950s as the leading recording orchestra of the day, appearing in the musical credits of more than 300 films, as well as on countless gramophone records, including famous discs by Sir Colin Davis and Sir John Barbirolli. Relaunched in 2018 by the British conductor John Wilson, the orchestra brings together outstanding musicians who meet several times a year for specific projects. It includes a significant number of principals and leaders from orchestras based both in the UK and abroad, alongside notable soloists and members of distinguished chamber ensembles.
With Chandos Records, the orchestra’s recording output has won numerous outstanding press reviews, received three consecutive BBC Music Magazine Awards (2020, 2021 and 2022) and a 2022 Gramophone Award. ‘In Britain today, no orchestra conductor combines popularity with listeners and acclaim from critics quite like John Wilson’, stated The Economist, with the Times declaring, ‘you can hear the virtuosity in just about every note the Sinfonia plays.’
In 2021, Sinfonia of London made its live début at the BBC Proms, appearing again in the 2022 and 2023 Proms seasons. The orchestra undertook its first UK tour in 2022, with further live performances announced for 2023. Reviewing its concerts in 2022, The Arts Desk stated that ‘John Wilson’s handpicked super-orchestra is quite simply the most exciting thing currently happening on the British orchestral scene’, The Telegraph declaring that Sinfonia of London ‘is set fair to become Britain’s favourite orchestra’.
"Sinfonia of London gave us a roaringly good time...and is set fair to become Britain's favourite orchestra"
An Interview with John Wilson
In this special interview series, we speak to John Wilson, Artistic Director and Conductor of Sinfonia of London.
In this episode, he discusses Sinfonia of London’s distinct energy and how he curates an active and unified sound with the players.
The first of two acclaimed live concerts captured at Aldeburgh Festival, Orchestral Showpieces is now available to stream on Marquee TV
Sinfonia of London | Orchestral Showpieces Premiering July 8th
Sinfonia of London are joined by Festival featured artist Roderick Williams for a highly atmospheric of orchestral showpieces including Dukas’ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, which famously appeared in Disney’s Fantasia, and a world premiere by Sally Beamish.Watch now
Sinfonia of London | Scottish Ballad Premiering July 15th
Sinfonia of London includes a significant number of principals and leaders from other UK and international orchestras, alongside notable soloists and members of distinguished chamber groups. This evening they are joined by Samson Tsoy and Aldeburgh Festival featured artist Pavel Kolesnikov.Save the Date
Filmed live at the 2023 Aldeburgh Festival
The Aldeburgh Festival has been a pilgrimage for lovers of classical music and culture since 1948. Every June it brings together new commissions, world-premieres and international stars on the stretch of Suffolk Coast which so bewitched its founder, the composer Benjamin Britten.Learn More