NEW Sinfonia

Sunday 22nd September, 7.30pm with Professor Paul Mealor

Established in 2011 by Robert and Jonathan Guy, the NEW Sinfonia is an orchestra based in North Wales that provides work for outstanding, gifted, professional young musicians. Our core team of players come from across North Wales and beyond. Our team can boast that as well as having studied in some of the world’s leading music conservatoires, we have also performed in some of the best known international orchestras and festivals. NEW Sinfonia performed at the North Wales International Music Festival last year, collaborating with Karl Jenkins and  Nicholas Cleobury.

The orchestra is deeply committed to inspiring the next generation of young musicians from North Wales. Last year the NEW Shoots programme was launched; an initiative giving 10 musicians still in schools across North Wales the opportunity to sit alongside our own 16 professional players in a mentoring scheme. This was a huge success and will be developed as the young players greatly valued and loved the experience. Aiming to consolidate and develop the musicians reputation internationally, the NEW Sinfonia aims to become North Wales’ very own professional orchestra.

“A talented and enthusiastic group of musicians, full of youthful verve and ambition. They deserve success and support for bringing an orchestra of this quality to their part of Wales. They are well run and have much to offer in Wales and beyond. I am delighted to be associated with them”.

Nicholas Cleobury

Robert Guy

Born in Wrexham North Wales, Robert is Artistic Dir­ector and co-founder of NEW Sin­fonia, Prin­cipal Con­ductor to the Or­chestra of Square Chapel and Mu­sical Dir­ector of Can­torion Rhos Choir. For the summer period, he was ap­pointed As­sistant Con­ductor to the ex­citing and in­nov­ative con­tem­porary group ‘Size Zero Opera’, who per­formed at the Tête-à-Tête Opera Fest­ival, as well as As­sistant Con­ductor to Co Opera Com­pany in London. In September, Robert was in­vited to par­ti­cipate at the ‘In­ter­na­tional Mas­ter­classes Berlin’, where he worked work with Mi­chail Jurowski and the Berlin Sin­foni­etta. Last year, he was se­lected to study with Maestro Ben­jamin Zander of the Bo­ston Phil­har­monic at the 2012 London Master Classes, and in 2011 he was awarded the Orion Young Conductor’s Award, sup­ported by the Richard Carne Trust. He holds the MMus and FRSM qual­i­fic­a­tions, having studied at the Uni­ver­sity of Manchester and the Royal Northern Col­lege of Music.