The Orchestra

The orchestra is made up of the finest players from Cornwall, Devon and further afield. During the last six years here are some of the press comments:

‘Cornwall’ and ‘Cornish’ should be synonymous with quality: would the assertion be justified? The audience gave a resolute ‘thumbs up’ with a lengthy standing ovation at the end both to encourage the vision and determination of conductor Ian Hughes and his supporters in creating the orchestra and to show their appreciation of the players.

The Cornish Sinfonia has done its reputation a power of good in the past few days. Its members contributed to a fine performance of the new opera by Russell Pascoe. Just four days later the orchestra stepped into the breach left by the demise of the Bournemouth Sinfonietta.... Music lovers responded by turning up in large numbers.

Principal Conductor: Mike Reed

  Soprano Soloist: Suzanne Manuell
Suzanne’s repertoire includes opera, oratorio and recital work and she has performed in such venues as The Royal Albert Hall, the Savoy Hotel, The Crush Room at The Royal Albert Hall,... more
  Principal Conductor: Mike Reed
  Managing Director and Clarinetist: David White
David White studied at the Royal Academy of Music with John Davis and John Dankworth, where he won the Geoffrey Hawkes Prize for clarinet. As a soloist he has given first performances of... more
  Russell Pascoe
Russell Pascoe studied composition with Derek Bourgeois at Bristol University. He has composed in most genres from orchestral to chamber and vocal music. His music shows... more
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