We want to share our love of classical music with the community through our vibrant performances and work with young people through our outreach programme.
We offer three to four performances a year and meet weekly in term time to rehearse and organise upcoming events.
WHAT WE DO
We're always looking for new members to join Harmony Sinfonia. Contact us about current vacancies or to hire the orchestra.
Musical Director and Conductor
Lindsay has a passion for conducting that commenced prior to her arrival in London in 2006, including the completion of her Australian Choral Conductors Education and Training choral conducting qualification in 2000 under the tutelage of Graham Abbott and Faye Dumont, and studies at the University of Melbourne in 2001 with Professor John Hopkins. More recently Lindsay has participated in workshops with Mark Elder, Mark Heron and Timothy Reynish, masterclasses with Lior Shambadal and Romolo Gessi, and international masterclasses in Vicenza (Italy) and Weiz (Austria).
Her experience in London has included the position of Associate Conductor of Stoneleigh Youth Orchestra Assistant Conductor of Dulwich Symphony Orchestra and Musical Director of the London Classical Consort.
Lindsay's expertise as a music educator has enabled performance opportunities to young people in venues such as the Churchill Theatre, Fairfield Halls and the O2 Arena. Community outreach is a particular passion and Lindsay has initiated orchestral music workshops and performance opportunities for children at primary and secondary levels. Lindsay's newest project is Epsom Primary School concert band, providing a unique instrumental music education for local children.
Originally from Katowice, Poland, Danusia began playing the violin at an early
age. While at school she joined the Children’s Orchestra and toured Germany
and Poland, receiving the President prize for young musicians.
Danusia’s passion for music took her to Germany to study in Music Hochschule in Luebeck, and more recently to London, where she studied under world-renowned musician Rivka Golani at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance. During her studies, she won Herbert Lumby Viola Competition and graduated with two performance degrees and an Artist Diploma.
Danusia has a diverse performance portfolio, from solo recitals to chamber and orchestral ensembles, encompassing Baroque to the present day. She enjoys performing a wide variety of styles and venues, having recorded for BBC Radio and appeared at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, in addition to performing electronic music with a DJ and traditional Gaelic music in various venues across Ireland.
Danusia enjoys working with adult amateur viola and violin players. She has
been teaching in East London Late Starters Orchestra since 2014, where she
has been arranging music and conducting various string ensembles. She also
worked at the Mary Ward Centre, coaching a number of chamber music
Sophie studied Music at the University of Sheffield where she somehow managed never to touch a baton. Having taken up conducting in 2013, she has since worked with concert bands, choirs and orchestras, expanding her knowledge and experience wherever the opportunity presents itself. She joined Harmony Sinfonia as Assistant Conductor in 2018.
In 2016 Sophie became joint-MD of Ripley Symphony Orchestra, based in Surrey. RSO meets three times a year for epic play days, and Sophie enjoys spending hours on IMSLP finding lesser known music to programme.
Otherwise a flautist, Sophie is also a member of City of London Symphonic Winds, and joins the musicians of Harmony Sinfonia on flute when required.
Our Community Outreach Programme
Harmony Sinfonia secured funding from the Mayor's Fund of Lewisham, in the ward of Brockley and more recently through a successful Kickstarter campaign to create and deliver orchestral music workshops for children in SE London primary schools John Stainer, Childeric and Gordonbrock.
The topics in each series of workshops (Film Music, Sea Pictures) enabled the children to experience orchestral instruments and to collaborate with our performers to compose and perform their own music inspired by our concert theme.
All children under 12 are admitted free to any of our concerts to encourage the next generation of musicians!