Aberdeen Sinfonietta

Bryan Dargie

Aberdeen's Own Orchestra

Ensemble type

With regular orchestral concerts in Aberdeen’s Music Hall, often with internationally recognised soloists and conductors, Aberdeen Sinfonietta also works with prominent choral and operatic societies. Involving itself in a wide range of musical activities, the group endeavours to bring a great variety of high calibre musical events to an ever-widening audience.

Our History

Aberdeen Sinfonietta was founded in 1987 as a small group of strings and a harpsichord. In 1997, at a time when the group was beginning to feel the need to expand its musical repertoire, they were given the exciting opportunity to expand considerably to perform as a chamber orchestra in the Music Hall with Roger Williams as conductor and with the brilliant Russian pianist Mikhail Kazakevich as soloist. Since then, Aberdeen Sinfonietta has established itself as one of the foremost contributors to music-making in the North-East.

Engaging Musical Youth

The orchestra aims to involve young people in ways which help to educate and inspire the musicians and the audiences of the future. Talented student players are regularly invited to take part in our concerts, and a number of our distinguished soloists, including Ralph Kirshbaum, Mikhail Kazakevich, Alexander Janiczek, Lyn Fletcher and Julian Bliss, have given very successful master classes for talented young instrumentalists. 

Getting involved

Aberdeen Sinfonietta is invite-only, but we are always keen to hear from prospective players. You can send us a message here

Membership criteria
Welcomed ability Advanced
Ages School, Students, Adults
Auditioned Invite only
Hillside Parish Church, Hilton Drive, Ashgrove
AB24 4NQ
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