About Orpheus Sinfonia

"The Orpheus Foundation deserves all the support we can give it. As a charity it is immensely deserving, as a musical enterprise it is utterly inspiriing and as a mission it is absolutely unique."
Dame Judi Dench, Patron

Founded in 2009, Orpheus Sinfonia is one of London's most vibrant, dynamic and inspiring of young orchestras, attracting the best of music conservatoire graduates under the artistic direction of international cellist and conductor Thomas Carroll.

Orpheus Sinfonia enjoys a diverse spectrum of performance and repertoire, including symphonic cycles, world premieres, opera and collaborations with Dame Felicity Lott, Tasmin Little, Heinrich Schiff and our Patron Sir Antonio Pappano.

Over recent years invitations to and residencies at renowned music festivals include Windsor, Brighton, Wimbledon, Barnes, Swansea and Cambridge Summer Music, with appearances at the Royal Festival Hall, Lonndon Coliseum, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Cadogan Hall and Windsor Castle, alongside our residency at St George's Hanover Square. Over past years partnerships have included the Menuhin Competition, International Opera Awards and Oper Danube, amongst many others.



Orpheus developed the innovative "Beneath The Score" series, which explores the character and influences of selected composers. As well as large-scale symphonic works Orpheus has launched the Orpheus Principals, and continues to work with world-class soloists and conductors.

Outreach work has included projects with Trinity Hopsice and with students from Fukushima, Japan alongside initiatives with the Tim Henman Foundation, as a founding partner of charity Hearts In Harmony and the launch of our own iinovative MULTIPLAY programmme.

Equally at home with core symphonic repertoire, world premieres oncluding those of Stephen Goss, Tarik O'Regan (European premiere of Wanton Sublime) and Nicholas Korth, specially curated and bespoke programmes and events, choral works and film screenings with live orchestra. 

Orpheus was proud to be part of the Offies Best Opera Production 2019 for Britten's Rape of Lucretia with Grimeborn Opera.  

 "The Orpheus Sinfonia can genuinely boast a pool of potential orchestral talent second to none" 

Barry Millington, Evening Standard