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Symphonia Academica
Symphonia Academica's members perform music for strings with a strong sense of commitment and passion.
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Music for string orchestra that is powerful, enthralling and wide ranging in style

With players who perform internationally with many of London's finest orchestras, Symphonia Academica's blended string sound is born from a dedicated passion for chamber music.Peter Bussereau

Indeed the ensemble's string quartet of principal players is at the heart of their performances.

Performing usually with 12 players under the baton of their conductor, David Beaman, the ensemble's innate sense of communication between themselves creates a dynamic energy that draws the audience into their sound world. The ensemble's more relaxed approach to talk to the audience enlightens the audience and projects a more intimate atmosphere.

With a large repertoire of music of the Baroque, Classical and Romantic eras, together with works by twentieth century and contemporary composers, Symphonia Academica produces adventurous and engaging programmes that can fit the concert hall to more intimate spaces.


Education is at the heart of the ensemble's ethos and they have worked with educators throughout the East of England with students from schools and university student composers. They have also enjoyed working with adults from various creative backgrounds.Learn more about our work in academia

For suggested programmes or how our string orchestra's performances can engage you, please contact us.Make an enquiry here