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Derek Carden - Conductor

Derek started his musical career as a cathedral chorister (Rochester) then read music at Nottingham University and the London Opera Centre.

He specialises in conducting, accompanying opera and church music, on organ or piano, giving organ recitals, and in teaching.  He has appeared throughout the UK, Europe and the US. He has recorded an orchestral CD with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, featuring the late Sir Patrick Moore.

Adrian Charlesworth - Leader

Adrian is a freelance violinist. Some privileges from a varied career are being with Sir Simon Rattle, RPO, BSO, ENB, Kylie, Joss Stone, Burt Bacharach, Procul Harum and Tom Cruise. Adrian brings a diversity of highest level performing experience to the Sinfonia, not just of symphony, opera and ballet, but of pop, rock and musical, from his work on stage, pit and studio.”

Polo Piatti - Artistic Director

Polo is an award-winning British-Argentine composer and one of the few high-profile international living musicians concentrating exclusively on the creation and promotion of melodic, universally appealing classical music. His ‘Bohemian Piano Concerto' was premiered in Virginia, USA to a long-standing ovation and later recorded by the National Symphony Orchestra in London together with his 'Old World Cello Concerto’. Polo's 'Christmas Concerto for Guitar & Orchestra’ CD has just been released and his multi-faith oratorio 'Libera Nos’ was premiered by the London Mozart Players recently. Polo is the founder and artistic director of the International Composers Festival 


Chair - Sandra Goodsell  -

Treasurer - Jane Richards

Secretary - Debbie Clarke

Librarian - Jonathan Bruce

Artistic Director - Polo Piatti

Marketing and social media advisor - Alexandra Hudson

We pride ourselves on being a friendly inclusive orchestra. 
We are looking for new players to join us, especially strings, brass and principal oboe

No audition is required (approx grade 6 and above)   

Telephone  Sandra  on  07841 448879 or email: 


Derek Carden


Adrian Charlesworth

Polo Piatti

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