Imperial College Sinfonietta

Imperial College Sinfonietta

Imperial College Sinfonietta (also known as IC Sinfonietta or just Sinfonietta) is a full symphony orchestra with 60-70 musicians from Imperial College London, ranging from first-year undergraduates to post graduates and staff. It was founded by Daniel Capps in 1998, and is currently conducted by William Carslake.


  • Repertoire 1
  • Former chairs 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


Sinfonietta performs concerts in the Great Hall or other venues at the end of the Autumn and Spring terms, and often provide opportunities for Imperial students to perform concertos. The orchestra plays a wide variety of different styles ranging from Contemporary to Classical and Romantic music, as well as other non-Classical styles. In the last few years, they performed some great film classics, including music from Lord of the Rings and Gladiator, along with some improvised jazz encores accompanied by a washboard. These are some of the most recent pieces performed by Imperial College Sinfonietta:

  • Pictures at an Exhibition - Mussorgsky
  • Danzon No.2 - Marquez
  • Organ Symphony - Saint SaĆ«ns
  • Violin Concerto in D - Sibelius
  • Nuit sans les jardins d'Espagne - De Falla
  • Hebrides Overture - Mendelssohn
  • Symphony No.1 - Franck
  • The Planets - Holst

Former chairs

  • 2002-03: James Lazarus
  • 2003-04: Adam Smith
  • 2004-05: Martin Priestly
  • 2005-06: Alex Novo Tellado
  • 2006-07: Hillary Wood
  • 2007-08: Emily Barnes
  • 2008-09: Christopher Rowe
  • 2009-10: Hannah Fletcher
  • 2010-11: Thomas Budden
  • 2011-12: Benjamin Phipps
  • 2012-13: Dorian Kartalowski
  • 2013-14: Anna Selig
  • 2014-15: Enric Juan Alcocer
  • 2015-16: Danielle O'Driscoll


External links

  • Imperial College Sinfonietta's official website