ABOUT US

OUR VISION

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.

OUR COMMUNITY

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.

Lindsay Ryan
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.

Daniel Pukach
Leader
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Daniel is an Israeli American violinist. He grew up in the Israeli town of Kfar Yona where he studied  violin and piano. After completing his service in the Navy and a few years off the violin, he moved to  New York to pick up where he left off and attained a BMus at Queens College under Burton Kaplan..

Since then Daniel has been an active freelance violinist and teacher. He played regularly in top  orchestras in Israel including the Israeli Symphony Orchestra, Israeli Chamber Orchestra, and Israeli  NK Orchestra. He also taught at leading conservatories such as the Jerusalem Conservatory  “Hassadna”, Netanya Conservatory and the Polyphony Foundation. He also recently gained his  Masters from Trinityn Laban, where he received the Violet Wright scholarship and the Trinity College  London scholarship, studying with Ofer Falk. 

As well as his primary teachers he has 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. 

At the moment Daniel is a teacher for junior Guildhall’s string training program, and has a growing  private studio of promising students. He is also an active freelance violinist and chamber musician,  and is a member of the Waldstein Quartet.

Sophie Carville
Assistant Conductor
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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!

Interested in joining Harmony Sinfonia?