Association of British Orchestras

Sinfonia Viva

Contact details

Unit 11 Robinson Industrial Estate Shaftesbury Street Derby
DE23 8NL
Sinfonia Viva is a virtuoso ensemble delivering original and extraordinary creative musical experiences. Founded in 1982, Sinfonia Viva has a national reputation as a leader in creative music activity in the UK. Its work offers relevant and enriching possibilities for all. Sinfonia Viva: • Embraces new opportunities and ways of working whilst nurturing the best of existing practice, making music accessible to the widest audience • Connects participants, communities and professional musicians through shared creative activities and performances • Creates exciting and imaginative performance experiences for audiences and participants • Collaborates with partners to devise, develop and deliver original musical opportunities • Is an ambassador for music making The Orchestra has toured to Ireland and Berlin, has broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM and has been part of a project for Granada Television. The Orchestra made its London debut as part of an Indian music festival in London’s Kings Place, building on its partnership with top Indian classical violinist Kala Ramnath. One of the Orchestra’s tracks on the Gorillaz’ album Plastic Beach was nominated for a Grammy award. The Orchestra has hosted the Association of British Orchestras’ national conference. Its project work includes a contribution to BBC Radio 3’s Music Nation week-end, producing local content for the Olympic Torch Evening Celebration event in June 2012 in Derby, work as part of the SO Festival in Skegness and events linked to broadcasts as part of BBC Big Screen relays. On stage in concert halls and smaller venues across the region Sinfonia Viva continues to deliver high quality performances and concerts of extraordinary range based on original programming and project development. Partnership working, often bringing together musicians from other musical styles, genres and traditions is central to the ethos of the organisation. This is supported by extensive experience in event management activity and delivery.

Annual Conference

The next ABO conference will take place in Bristol,
hosted by Bristol Beacon, from 24-26 January 2024.