Britten Sinfonia Academy

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Britten Sinfonia Academy was established back in 2011 and is now in its third year. Working with young, talented, secondary school age players from the East of England, the Academy focuses on aspects that make Britten Sinfonia unique: playing without conductor, mixing up genres and playing in different styles, performing in small chamber groups, improvising, composing and exploring new music as well as working with inspiring special guests. Young musicians are encouraged to take creative responsibility for their music-making, developing leadership skills than enable them to collaborate and work democratically within an ensemble.

At Britten Sinfonia Academy we are passionate about music and working collaboratively to input creative ideas and we have fun doing it.


"As a result of participating in Britten Sinfonia Academy this year I have developed the ability to think musically for myself and voice opinions more in rehearsals."- Britten Sinfonia Academy musician 2014

 

Academy members are also offered exclusive opportunities to see Britten Sinfonia in rehearsals and discounted tickets to Britten Sinfonia concerts throughout the year. Find out more using the menu on the left and feel free to contact us with any questions at academy@brittensinfonia.com. 

 

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Britten Sinfonia Academy at the Fitzwilliam Museum

Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
01 February 2015 3:00pm

The talented young musicians from our Britten Sinfonia Academy perform chamber works from the baroque era through to the 20th century in the galleries of the museum.

Britten Sinfonia At Lunch 3 2014-15

Wigmore Hall, London
04 February 2015 1:00pm

An hour-long lunchtime concert featuring a new work by Ben Comeau, winner of the Cambridge University Composers' Workshop.

Britten Sinfonia At Lunch 3 2014-15

St Andrew's Hall, Norwich
06 February 2015 1:00pm

An hour-long lunchtime concert featuring a new work by Ben Comeau, winner of the Cambridge University Composers' Workshop.

Family Concert: I Want My Hat Back

West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge
07 February 2015 4:00pm

Join Britten Sinfonia and presenter Hannah Conway for this interactive family concert based on Jon Klassen's charming book, I Want my Hat Back

Britten Sinfonia At Lunch 3 2014-15

West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge
10 February 2015 1:00pm

An hour-long lunchtime concert featuring a new work by Ben Comeau, winner of the Cambridge University Composers' Workshop.

Canary Islands Music Festival

Auditorio Alfredo Kraus, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
12 February 2015 8:30pm

Britten Sinfonia is joined by the National Choir of Spain and a stellar selection of soloists to perform as part of the Canary Islands Music Festival.

Canary Islands Music Festival

Auditorio de Tenerife, Tenerife
13 February 2015 8:30pm

Britten Sinfonia is joined by the National Choir of Spain and a stellar selection of soloists to perform as part of the Canary Islands Music Festival.

Vaughan Williams Oboe concerto with Nicholas Daniel

Theatre by the Lake, Keswick
25 February 2015 7:30pm

Nicholas Daniel joins Britten Sinfonia for this performance at Keswick's Theatre by the Lake with a programme featuring Vaughan Williams' oboe concerto.

War and Beauty: Shostakovich, Haydn and Pärt

Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
28 February 2015 2:15pm

Stephen Layton and Polyphony collaborate with Britten Sinfonia and a stellar line-up of soloists for this programme on the theme of war.

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