CONTINUO FOUNDATION GRANT!
Pocket Sinfonia is over the moon to announce that they have been awarded a grant from the Continuo Foundation to fund two performances in London and Sherborne in December 2021!
REMA EUROPEAN EARLY MUSIC DAY: 21st March 2021, 4pm UK (5pm CET) ONLINE
Pocket Sinfonia is delighted to be featured in a special online programme to celebrate European Early Music Day 2021. Join us on A Pastoral Journey: Highlights from BREMF@home 2020
REMA SHOWCASE: 21st November 2020, BRUSSELS
The REMA Showcase is a showcase for young European artists which takes place every two years.
Pocket Sinfonia is so excited to have been selected of one of five groups to be part of this unique opportunity for young talents of early music to present themselves in front of a broad selection of European early music promoters.
AWARD WINNERS AT ST . MARTIN-IN-THE-FIELD’S CHAMBER COMPETITION
We’re over the moon to have won the St. Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Competition Audience Prize. We had a wonderful time performing!
ST. MARTIN-IN-THE-FIELD’S CHAMBER COMPETITION FINAL
We’re THRILLED to announce we have progressed to the final of the St. Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Competition final. Come and join us on March 26th 7.30pm at St. Martin-in-the-Fields for some Mozart and Grieg, as well as performances from our fellow finalists, the Brompton and Bloomsbury string quartets. (Click here for ticket details.)
Here’s a short clip from the semi-final:
Congratulations to Pocket Sinfonia on making the final of our Chamber Music Competition! Here is a clip of them playing in their Semi-final, we can't wait to hear them again! (post 2/3)
Posted by St Martin-in-the-Fields on Tuesday, 12 March 2019
OSLO CHRISTMAS TRIP RECORDING
We’re just back from a snowy, joyful trip to Oslo together. Here’s our recording of a spellbinding CPE Bach Adagio from our trip.
THANK YOU TO CLASSIC FM FOR SHARING OUR VIDEO!
We’re really chuffed to have had our video shared on Classic FM’s facebook page! Over 65,000 views, 850 shares and 2,000 likes as well as some very lovely comments! To see the post click here
We’re rather overwhelmed!
Mozart's Overture to The Marriage of Figaro, made into chamber music by Pocket Sinfonia. Fantastic playing! ❤️?
Posted by Classic FM on Thursday, 29 November 2018
BRIGHTON EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL REVIEW
We’ve just seen this review from Ivan Hewett in the Telegraph of our St. Paul’s performance of Hummel’s “fascinating arrangement” of Mozart Symphony no. 35:
“In terms of sheer energy, the palm must go to Pocket Sinfonia, who managed to make Mozart’s brilliant Haffner Symphony burst with the energy of an orchestra; what’s more, the little pauses from pianist Emil Duncumb infused it with a real chamber-style rhythmic pliability.” – Ivan Hewitt, the Telegraph
Pretty pleased with that!
3 CONCERTS @ BRIGHTON EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL – IN PHOTOS!
NEW PERFORMANCE ADDED AT BRIGHTON EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL
Come and enjoy the rare opportunity to hear us as a flute, violin and cello TRIO! We’ll be performing trios by Haydn at Hove Library on November 2nd 4pm as part of Brighton Early Music Festival.
POCKET OPERA PREMIERE
We’re delighted to announce that we’ll be performing our first “Pocket Opera” in Norway’s Mozartfestivalen. Can’t wait to share our very own arrangement of Mozart’s sensational comic opera “Bastien und Bastienne” with you!
EARLY MUSIC YOUNG ENSEMBLE COMPETITION FINALISTS
Just received the fantastic news that we will 1 of 4 groups performing in the final of the Early Music Young Ensemble Competition on the 9th of November in Blackheath as part of the London International Early Music Exhibition (formerly the Royal Greenwich International Early Music Festival and
Exhibition). Time to get practising!
Click for website
We’re absolutely thrilled to have been selected for the 2018/2019 Brighton Early Music’s Early Music Live! scheme – one of the pre-eminent mentoring and development schemes for young professional early music musicians in the UK. Catch us performing at Brighton Early Music Festival on the 3rd of November at 3pm in St. Paul’s and 9pm at The Rose Hill Art Hub.
Tickets and details for our rendition of Haffner Symphony in BREMF Showcase
Tickets and details for BREMF LIVE! CLUBNIGHT where we’ll be performing Salieri, CPE Bach and Mozart
TOUR OF NORWAY
We’ll be travelling to Norway to perform in Oslo, Ski and Asker, including at the beautiful Universitets Aula on the 13th of December. Click here for full details
POCKET SINFONIA ACQUIRE A FORTEPIANO
We’re very excited to perform our tour of Norway with our new 1827 Conrad Graf reproduction by Christopher Barlow.
PETWORTH FESTIVAL – ONLY 11 TICKETS REMAINING!
Hugely looking forward to performing at Petworth Festival on the 19th of July at 12pm! We’ll be performing Mozart arr. Hummel Figaro Overture and Piano Concert no. 24 in C minor alongside our original arrangement of Grieg’s
Holberg Suite. Click here to get your tickets before it sells out!
PERFORMANCE AT THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC’S PIANO FESTIVAL
Here’s a happy shot of the 4 of us after an immensely enjoyable performance in the RAM Piano Festival. We performed our “Mozart in Miniature” programme on period instruments. Looking forward to performing these works again at Petworth Festival, as well as our very own arrangement of Grieg’s Holberg Suite (listen here!)
UPCOMING PERFORMANCE AT THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC
We have two performances coming up at the Royal Academy of Music in June which we are really excited about! Come and join us for some incredibly virtuosic piano playing from our very own Emil Duncumb!
28th June, 11am at Royal Academy of Music
Works by Mozart arr. Hummel at the RAM Piano Festival