Meet the Orchestra - Britten Sinfonia

Meet the Orchestra

Britten Sinfonia is famed for the quality of its performances and breaks the mould by not having a principal conductor or director, instead choosing to collaborate with a range of the finest international guest artists from across the musical spectrum, resulting in performances of rare insight and energy and centred around the development of its musicians.  The musicians comprise some of the UK’s finest soloists and chamber musicians whose virtuosity and musicianship are second to none.

Information on each musician is available by following the links below.

Britten Sinfonia © Benjamin Ealovega
Britten Sinfonia © Benjamin Ealovega

2nd Violins

Miranda Dale

Principal 2nd Violin

Nicola Goldscheider

sub-principal 2nd violin

Violas

Clare Finnimore

Principal Viola

Cellos

Caroline Dearnley

Principal Cello

Ben Chappell

sub-principal cello

Double Basses

Stephen Williams

Principal Double Bass

Roger Linley

sub-principal double bass

Flutes

Emer McDonough

Principal Flute

Thomas Hancox

Co-principal flute

Sarah O’Flynn

sub-principal flute

Oboes

Nicholas Daniel

Principal Oboe

Peter Facer

Co-Principal Oboe

Emma Feilding

sub-principal oboe

Clarinets

Joy Farrall

Principal Clarinet

Oliver Pashley

Sub-Principal Clarinet

Bassoons

Sarah Burnett

Principal Bassoon

Simon Couzens

sub-principal bassoon

Horns

Martin Owen

Principal Horn

Alex Wide

Co-Principal Horn

Tom Rumsby

sub-principal horn

Trumpets

Paul Archibald

Principal Trumpet

Timpani

William Lockhart

Principal Timpani

Harp

Lucy Wakeford

Principal Harp

Piano

Huw Watkins

Principal Piano

Harpsichord

Maggie Cole

Principal Harpsichord