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 in 2011, (c) Harry Rankin.

Violas

Double Basses

Stephen Williams

Principal Double Bass

Flutes

Oboes

Clarinets

Joy Farrall

Principal Clarinet

Bassoons

Sarah Burnett

Principal Bassoon

Horns

Martin Owen

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