West London Sinfonia


The Orchestra

West London Sinfonia is an amateur orchestra with ambition and passion. Our players, many of whom work in music or music education, come from all over London. Most of our players have non-music day jobs, but for all of us, making music is an important part of our lives. We perform a wide programme of music with a concentration on larger orchestral works from the 19th (especially late 19th) and early 20th centuries. We regularly perform with world class soloists, and we are fortunate to have Philip Hesketh as our musical director and Iwona Boesche as our leader.

The 2023-24 Season

The season started on Saturday 14th October, when our leader Iwona Boesche played the Tchaikovsky violin concertos – one of the great romantic violin concertos – to a packed church. Also on the programme was Saint-Saens’ equally well-known “Organ” symphony. Our next concert in June features Mahler’s 5th Symphony (with its famous Adagietto featured in Visconti’s film “Death in Venice”), followed by a summer concert in July in the beautiful venue of St Anne’s Church on Kew Green. We look forward to seeing you.

Join West London Sinfonia

If you’re looking to join a friendly and ambitious orchestra when rehearsals and performances start up again, we are always on the look-out for string players (especially in the violin and viola sections).   If you’d like to enquire just complete the form on our contact page, and we will contact you immediately.

Come to a performance

To enjoy a great evening of high quality classical music, please look at our concert programme. You can buy tickets for any of our concerts online. Join our mailing list if you would like to receive information about future concerts.