"Necessity is the mother of invention." - Frank Zappa

Founded in 2002 by Music Director Simon Over, Southbank Sinfonia provides graduate musicians with a much-needed springboard into the profession. Each year, Southbank Sinfonia welcomes 33 of the world’s most promising graduate musicians to embark on its renowned fellowship. More than just an orchestra, this is a community where young talents can find their own creative strengths, fulfil personal goals, make lasting contacts, and take their musicianship to new frontiers.
Players who have completed the fellowship now occupy prominent seats in leading orchestras worldwide. From the Philharmonia to the Hong Kong Philharmonic, each proudly acknowledges the positive impact that Southbank Sinfonia has made upon their progress. Many continue to play a valued role in the life of Southbank Sinfonia, returning as paid deputies and extras enabling us take on ambitious large-scale ventures, and coaching their successors.

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Piano Concerto No. 5
Alessio Bax
Surrender Voices of Persephone
Ilona Domnich
Piano Concertos Nos. 24 & 27
Alessio Bax
Kennedy sings arias by Mozart, Gluck, Berlioz
Andrew Kennedy