WSO welcomes guest conductor Andrew Morley for Spring Concert

We are excited to welcome as guest conductor Andrew Morley for our forthcoming Spring Concert who will direct the orchestra performing a programme including Debussy, Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky with the winner of BBC Young Musician 2014, Martin James Bartlett.

Andrew has held teaching posts at Lancaster University, Junior Trinity and Oxford Brookes University and is conductor of the Junior Trinity Symphony Orchestra, St. Paul’s Sinfonia, the BBC Elstree Concert Band and Southampton University Sinfonietta.

In February 2004 he was awarded first prize at the prestigious Allianz-Cornhill Musical Insurance Conducting Competition having received unanimous votes from both jury and orchestra.


Robin Browning steps down after ten years directing WSO

After ten years, Robin Browning has stepped down as Music Director of Wimbledon Symphony Orchestra. We would like to thank Robin for his commitment and creative vision, which has seen WSO perform many successful concerts including two all-Beethoven programmes, first in 2008 at Cadogan Hall with renowned pianist Charles Owen performing the Emperor Concerto, and his final concert with WSO in Jan 2015 performing Beethoven Violin Concerto with award winning violinist, Joo Yeon Sir. In November 2014, Robin conducted our much acclaimed World War I “In Memoriam” featuring the music of Vaughan Williams, Butterworth and Shostakovich. We wish Robin all the best with his future career.

Marion Friend awarded MBE for services to music education

We’re very proud and happy to announce that WSO Chairman Marion Friend who recently retired as director of Junior Trinity, the Saturday school of Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, has been awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List 2014. For more details read the whole story here.