We want to share our love of classical music with the community through our vibrant performances.
We're always looking for new members to join Harmony Sinfonia. Contact us about current vacancies or to hire the orchestra.
What We Do
We offer three performances a year and meet weekly in term time to rehearse and organise upcoming events.
Musical Director and Conductor
Mark Prescott was born in Madrid but brought up in Edinburgh where he studied piano, cello and conducting. Mark won a scholarship to Royal Holloway where he conducted a number of student ensembles and upon graduating was appointed professional conductor of the Royal Holloway Chamber Orchestra. A further scholarship allowed him to continue his conducting studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Christopher Seaman, Mark Elder and Colin Davis.
Mark has conducted a range of professional and amateur orchestras and ensembles in the UK and Europe. Highlights have included Bartok Concerto for Orchestra with the BBC Philharmonic, Beethoven 7 with Cambridge University Chamber Orchestra, and Holst with the City of London Sinfonia in St Pauls Cathedral. In London, he also conducts The London Lawyers’ Orchestra, South London String Orchestra and the Highbury Players with recent concerts having included Strauss Metamorphosen, Milhaud Creation du Monde, Dvorak 7 and Stravinsky Ragtime.
Daniel is an Israeli American violinist. He is a freelance orchestral violinist, chamber musician and a sought-after teacher. He has performed in major venues such as Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, Huberman Hall and more. He has played in top orchestras in the UK and Israel such as BBC Concert Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, London Philharmonic, Israel Symphony, Israeli Opera, Israel Chamber Orchestra, Israel NK orchestra and the Galilee Chamber Orchestra. He is also a founding member and violinist in the Waldstein Quartet that holds the Carne Trust chamber music junior fellowship at Trinity Laban.
Today he is a tutor for Junior Guildhall’s string training program at Brentwood. He also taught at leading conservatories such as the Jerusalem Conservatory “Hassadna”, Netanya Conservatory and the Polyphony Foundation. He is currently continuing his work on implementing his one of a kind teaching method and pedagogical system which has been transformative to students of all levels and will be published and distributed in the next few years.
Daniel has gained his BMus at The Aaron Copland School of Music under Burton Kaplan and his MMus from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance , where he received the Violet Wright scholarship and the Trinity College London scholarship, studying with Ofer Falk. He won the Vera Kanterovich Competition for solo Bach, Barbirolli competition for a classical string quartet and won second prize with the Waldstein Quartet in the Carne Trust Chamber Music Competition.
He has also participated in courses and masterclass under teachers such as Rodney Friend, Simon James, Stephen Shipps, Mateja Marinkovich and more and has also studied with Eyal Kless.