"NEW Sinfonia are passionate about music and are redefining what it means to be an orchestra."
NEW Sinfonia is a multi faceted arts organisation which boasts a professional chamber orchestra, community vocal ensemble NEW Voices and an education programme NEW Academi, based in North Wales. The artistic team is made up of exciting creative professional musicians who come from across North Wales and beyond. Our mission is to make innovative new musical experiences of the highest quality available to everyone, create musical experiences for all young people and develop sustainable projects which matter to all our communities.
NEW Sinfonia is proud to have supported and showcased virtuosic freelance musicians from North Wales and beyond over the past decade. Creating work for freelance musicians and bringing high-quality music making to audiences in North Wales is integral to our organisation’s mission.
When not performing with NEW Sinfonia, our players perform with the UK’s most prestigious orchestras including BBC Philharmonic, BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Hallé, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Opera North, and Liverpool Philharmonic.
NEW Sinfonia are proud to be Orchestra in Residence at the ‘North Wales International Music Festival’. They have performed with esteemed artists who include Tai Murray, Raphael Wallfisch, Federico Colli, Trystan Llŷr Griffiths, Ye-Eun Choi, Tamsin Waley-Cohen, Julian Close, Rebecca Afonwy-Jones, Llŷr Williams, David Kempster and Rhys Meirion. NEW Sinfonia are proud to have given highly acclaimed world premieres by Rebecca Dale, Professor Paul Mealor, Brian Hughes and Jonathan Guy.
NEW Sinfonia’s programme brings diverse and innovative concerts to the North Wales classical music scene. We were honoured to perform at the Llangollen International Musical Festival for the first time this summer in a powerful concert of remembrance that brought together musicians from Bosnia and Ukraine. Our annual New Year Gala Concert has become a staple feature of Wrexham’s musical calendar, we bring large scale musical events to St Asaph with the NWIMF, and provide other bespoke musical performances throughout the year.
NEW Sinfonia delivers a vibrant programme across the whole musical spectrum. Their NEW Academi programme works in partnership with the Royal Northern College of Music to provide professional experiences for emerging young professionals.
Using music as a powerful tool for supporting health and wellbeing, NEW Sinfonia has taken music making to communities in schools and hospitals. Our residency at Wrexham Maelor Hospital supported by Tesni Homes, was a finalist in the ‘Arts & Small Business’ category with Arts & Business Cymru. Our annual education workshop run in partnership with the NWIMF has grown year on year, giving young people from across North Wales an opportunity to meet, make friends, make music and perform. For us, success means contributing to the heart and soul of people across the country, empowering people to pursue and achieve success on their own terms.