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
Adrain has freelanced in many professional orchestras such as the RPO, LCO and English National Ballet. He is involved with many educational charities, and coaches inspiring young violinists working with the National Children’s Orchestra, London Schools Symphony Orchestra and others. Has worked with Kylie Minogue, Katherine Jenkins, Burt Bacharach and Sir Simon Rattle as well as many others.
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer - Jane Richards
Musician liaison / vice chair - Kaye Snelling-Colyer
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: email@example.com