Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 September
Please contact the Chairman, Julian Hardwick, to arrange an audition
Symphony in a Day Workshop
Sunday 19 October
St Paul's School, Lonsdale Road, Barnes
Come and join our free workshop to prepare and perform
Shostakovich, Symphony 5
Open to non-members 18 years old or under who are Grade 6 and above
Please register your interest with David Bowles on: email@example.com
About Stoneleigh Youth Orchestra
We aim to provide an orchestral environment which is challenging, fun, friendly and supportive, in which young musicians of all backgrounds can develop their skills and nurture a lifelong love of music. Based in Wimbledon, we rehearse on Sunday afternoons during term time, perform three concerts a year in some of the best concert halls in and around London, and work with leading professional musicians. Recent venues include the Royal College of Music, the Royal Academy of Music, Cadogan Hall and St John’s Smith Square. We also undertake a summer tour in Europe on a regular basis.
Stoneleigh totals over 100 players aged 9 to 18 drawn from south-west London and Surrey. There are two orchestras: the Main Orchestra, which is aimed at musicians with the equivalent of Grade 6/7 or above, and the Training Orchestra, designed for less experienced musicians who are at least Grade 4 standard. Auditions for potential new players are held in January, April and September.
Our Musical Director is Robert Hodge, who conducts the Main Orchestra. Our Assistant Conductor is Dan Shilladay who is responsible for the Training Orchestra and leads string sectionals for the Main Orchestra.
Stoneleigh Youth Orchestra is wholly independent and a registered charity (charity no. 280297). Financial assistance towards the cost of membership is available and no person who is musically eligible will be denied access to membership for financial reasons. Further information about the orchestra is available here.
Our new website was designed by Harriet Bishop.