Who We Are
Established in 2011 by Robert and Jonathan Guy, the NEW Sinfonia is an orchestra based in North Wales that is creating performance opportunities for outstanding professional young musicians. The team of players comes from across North Wales and beyond and can boast that as well as having studied in some of the world’s leading music conservatoires; they have also performed in some of the best known international orchestras and festivals.
The NEW Sinfonia performs each year in Llangollen, Wrexham, Mold, St Asaph and Llandudno, delivering a vibrant programme across the whole musical spectrum and working with internationally acclaimed musicians who include Llyr Williams, David Kempster and Rhys Meirion. The orchestra are delighted to be the ‘Orchestra in Residence’ at the North Wales International Music Festival for 2016; a significant milestone for the orchestra. The orchestra will once again work with Prof. Paul Mealor by giving the world premiere of his Second Symphony.
The organisation delivered a year long lunchtime concert series which was supported by the Arts Council of Wales. This series increased awareness of the organisation and helped build up a strong audience base and the orchestra saw an increasingly diverse audience at their orchestral concerts. NEW Sinfonia was awarded its second grant by the Arts Council of Wales to develop a new music ensemble called the NEW Sounds Collective. This group have performed two gigs to date, comprised entirely of commissioned new music by both classical and non-classical composers and artists.
In an effort to grow our roots in the community, NEW Sinfonia have collaborated with NHS Wales using music to improve patient health and wellbeing on the Renal Dialysis Ward at Wrexham Maelor Hospital.
The NEW Sinfonia is an orchestra for North Wales that provides work for outstanding professional young musicians.
The NEW Sinfonia aims to:
- Reach audiences of all ages and backgrounds through innovative and exciting programming.
- Take live instrumental music making to communities across North Wales.
- Have a ‘home’ in North East Wales.
- Inspire the next generation of musicians from North Wales to develop their musical talents.
- Support and promote contemporary Welsh Arts Culture.