Vacancy for new Leader

Gudrun Edwards has announced her retirement as leader at the end of this season. Gudrun has led Kew Sinfonia since its inception 30 years ago. The members of the orchestra and the Kew community owe her a great debt of gratitude for her work in developing the orchestra, driving high standards and supporting the players.

We are now on the search for a successor to lead Kew Sinfonia and to work with our conductor Marc Dooley to continue our development. We have a standard schedule of three concerts a year each with prior rehearsals on three Sunday afternoons and one Thursday evening. This is a fee based position. To express your interest, please send an email to


Kew Sinfonia brings together professional and talented amateur musicians to perform orchestral chamber music in the local community.

Our repertoire comprises popular masterworks as well as great but lesser known compositions from the 18th century to the present day

We aim to give a platform to the best of young soloists. Last season we featured William Stafford and James Maltby, clarinets, Anna Dennis, soprano and Manus Noble, guitar.

Our conductor is Marc Dooley and the orchestra is led by Gudrun Edwards. The concert venue is St. Anne's Church, Kew Green, TW9 3AA, near to Kew Bridge and Kew Gardens stations.


This season we are joined by three outstanding soloists.

In the first concert of the season, Rosalind Ventris returns to perform Martinu’s Rhapsody Concerto for Viola and Orchestra. Rosalind has won prizes at many competitions, including the Lionel Tertis Competition (2006, 2013) and has performed in many of the world’s leading concert halls.

You can now buy tickets for our concerts online


Kew Sinfonia currently has vacancies for double bass, trumpet and bassoon. Please contact for further information.