Thomas Carroll is appointed Artistic Director of the Orpheus Sinfonia

Fresh from being awarded the Orion Conductor's Award 2011, Thomas Carroll has been appointed the Artistic Director of the Orpheus Sinfonia.

David Shaw, Chairman of Orpheus Foundation comments "We warmly welcome Thomas Carroll as our new artistic director. We received a large number of high quality applicants for this role; Thomas Carroll stood out in terms of his substantial experience, his creative ideas as to how to take the Orpheus Sinfonia to the next level and his passion to do the job - we are delighted that Thomas will be leading Orpheus Foundation into an exciting future."

Thomas Carroll says "The Orpheus Foundation is an organisation that I have admired for many years for its dedication and wonderful support of young musicians. It provides an excellent platform for musicians to gain invaluable experience in performing and I am thrilled to be joining them. I am greatly looking forward to meeting all the sponsors, benefactors and Friends and getting to know you all. I am full of admiration for the fantastic support that you bring to the Orpheus Foundation. I sincerely believe that the heart of any organisation, especially in the Arts, is the people who generously support it and I very much look forward to developing the Orpheus Foundation together with you."

You can meet Thomas Carroll at the opening concert of our spring season, "Orpheus Sinfonia: Rising Stars", on Wednesday 1 February. The orchestra will perform a series of masterpieces written at the early stages of their respective composers' careers, including Mendelssohn's Overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream and Tchaikovsky's First Symphony. This concert is followed by "A Dance to the Music of Time" on Thursday 22 March which will include works by Prokofiev, Purcell, Ravel and Beethoven. All concerts take place at St George's Hanover Square London W1.

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