One of England's most versatile string ensembles and Associate Ensemble to Anglia Ruskin University.
Symphonia Academica is one of the country's most versatile and engaging string chamber ensembles, whose members perform internationally with some of London's finest orchestras. Artistic Director, Peter Bussereau, leads a dynamic group of musicians to perform classical works from the most intimate of settings to the concert hall.
"Our aim is to engage with the audience in a relaxed and informative style, drawing them into the music."
Chamber music is at the heart of the ensemble. The principal players have a passion and commitment for performing string quartets ranging from Mozart and Beethoven to Golijov and Pärt. With guest pianists and windplayers, the ensemble's programming adventurous and far ranging.Read more
The ensemble performs a wide ranging repertoire of music, including works by Vivaldi, Mendelssohn, Elgar, Rautavaara, Schoenberg and Webern.Play more
The ensemble's versatility allows them to perform chamber versions of larger scale works such as Debussy's Prélude à l'apres midi d'un faune, Dukas' The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Strauss' Till Euenspiegel or Mahler's Symphonies Nos 1 or 4 to more intimate sized audiences.Hear more
Education is key to the ensembles ethos, having worked on projects for young and old alike and involving other creative areas such as dance singing and visual artists.Learn more
Following a highly successful residency at the University of Bedfordshire, the ensemble is excited to now be the Associate Ensemble at Anglia Ruskin University in the East of England.