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Manchester Sinfonietta


Born as a result of the union of British and Hispanics efforts, the Manchester Sinfonietta is a group specialized in the repertoire from both Hispanic and British tradition. The Manchester Sinfonietta is a chamber orchestra formed by musicians carefully selected. Its composition is studied in detail in order to provide optimal orchestral interpretation of this repertoire.

The components from Manchester Sinfonietta are linked to outstanding musical institutions in England and Spain. Many of its members have been trained as musicians in major cultural centers of northern England: Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester University School of Arts and Cultures, Chetham’s School of Music. Alongside them, contributing to the sound of the orchestra typically Spanish in an enriching cultural exchange, certain members have received their training at prestigious Spanish institutions such as School of Music Reina Sofia.

The Manchester Sinfonietta offers special attention to the search for a genuine sound. To this end develops a symphonic palette similar to the historic proposals of Manuel de Falla and Eduardo Lopez-Chavarri for their respective orchestras. Our group follows in the footsteps of these two famous musicians in their guidelines regarding the foundation of orchestras of Hispanic tradition in the first half of the twentieth century. This will keep alive the spirit that began with the Orquesta Bética and the Orquesta Ferroviaria de Cámara, in light of the aesthetic criteria of these distinguished composers. Both were aware to be starting a new orchestral conception of Spanish roots. To the extent that the own D. Manuel went on to say, conscious of the novelty of his proposal: “Anywhere there is a symphonic group like this, in a stable and fully autonomously defined way”. With great excitement we take now the witness of tradition through the activity of the Manchester Sinfonietta.