Oxford University Sinfonietta (OUSinf) consists of a small group of elite players from Oxford University. OUSinf performs once during each university term, and we specialise in challenging and rarely performed repertoire. The orchestra acts as a platform for young talented players to gain valuable experience, and prepares them for further study at a conservatoire level. OUSinf continues to receive constant praise in local media, and no audience member ever leaves one of our concerts without having experienced something new and exciting.
The orchestra is currently conducted by Tom Fetherstonhaugh.
This was a most enjoyable and revealing evening: to witness young players for whom this music is a great discovery, as well as to hear some superb playing, was uplifting and reassuring…
…the ensemble are well balanced with every detail of articulation clearly defined…
The Oxford Student
OUSinf is an auditioning ensemble with auditions primarily taking place at the start of each academic year. OUSinf selects players through the Oxford University Music Society (OUMS) orchestral auditions, whereby students perform one audition in front a panel of representatives from the different orchestras. However, we are open to hearing from talented players throughout the year, and if you are interested in getting involved with the orchestra, either as a player or as a committee member, please contact us for more information. The orchestra is run by a highly competent group of student volunteers, and we are always on the lookout for new talent.