Calling all experienced string players!

The Ernest Read Symphony Orchestra, one of London’s leading and longest established amateur orchestras, has a few spots left for experienced string players.

We are a friendly group, playing challenging and diverse repertoire to a very high standard and we work with professional conductors of a very high calibre.  Our membership is diverse and includes conservatoire students, music teachers, professionals at the start of their careers and skilled amateur musicians.

Our next concert is the 8th October concert of Romantic Music under the baton of Samuel Burstin, the accomplished violist and conductor, and we will be playing Rachmaninoff’s  Piano Concerto No. 3 with award winning soloist Ana Sinkovec and Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique Symphony.

Players who take part in this concert are also eligible to apply for our ERSO Soloist of the Year competition.

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Peter Stark, Conductor Emeritus, 

Up to 4 semi-finalists will be selected to work on their concerto with ERSO and the eminent conductor Peter Stark (Hon D Mus, Hon FTCL, Hon ARAM, GRSM, ARCM) at an open rehearsal on January 21, 2018.  The winner will have the opportunity to perform their concerto in our 11 February Concert conducted by Peter.

Join us! If you are a grade 8+ player and interested, please contact us on

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