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ENO Orchestra

Under the baton of ENO’s Music Director, the ENO Orchestra is at the heart of the company’s artistic life.

The ENO Orchestra performs a diverse range of repertoire, from Charpentier’s Medea to Wagner’s The Mastersingers of Nuremburg.

In recent years, they have given the world premiere performances of Julian Anderson’s Thebans, Tansy Davies’ Between Worlds and Nico Muhly’s Two Boys as well as UK premieres of Philip Glass’s The Perfect American and John Adams’s Doctor Atomic.

Performances are regularly broadcast by BBC Radio 3 and screened live to cinemas worldwide as part of ENO Screen.

Recent recordings include Kate Royal’s CD Midsummer Night (2009), conducted by former ENO Music Director Edward Gardner, Janácek’s The Makropulos Case, conducted by Sir Charles Mackerras (2007) and Verdi’s Macbeth (2013), as part of Chandos’s Opera in English series.

The Orchestra also participates in a side-by-side mentoring scheme, ENO Evolve, in which students from the Royal College of Music shadow ENO players gaining valuable experience of life in a professional opera orchestra.

The ENO Orchestra are passionately involved in the work of ENO Baylis, our learning and participation team, notably taking part in Opera Squad which brings the world of opera to life in the schools across London.

Janice Graham

Associate Leader
Gonzalo Acosta

First violins
Julia Rumley
Margaret Roseberry
Jayne Walker
Jeremy Allen
Catherine Haggo
Simon Jackson
Jacqui Miles
Kolbrun Lovell
David O’Leary

Second violins
Sophia Durrant
Claire Sterling
Elizabeth-Anne Neil
Sophie Kostecki
Susan Carvell
Jonathan Newton
Claire-Louise Sankey
Glen Sheldon
David Spencer
Naomi Mitchell

Rebecca Chambers
Delyth John
Terry Nettle
William Clark
James Hogg
Samantha Hutchins
Penelope Thompson

Rudi de Groote
David Newby
Caroline Gough
William Bruce
David Perks
Gillian Bragg

Double basses
Graham Mitchell
Hugh Sparrow
Rupert Ring
Andrew Jones
Duncan Goode

Claire Wickes
Katie Bedford
Alan Baker

Alan Baker

Ruth Bolister
Rosie Jenkins
Helen Vigurs

Cor Anglais
Helen Vigurs

Barnaby Robson
Peter Sparks
Robert Ault

Bass clarinet
Robert Ault

Amy Harman
Simon Couzens
Catherine Duckett

Contra bassoon
Catherine Duckett

John Thurgood
Peter Blake
Corinne Bailey
Andrew Sutton

Colin Clague / Julian Brewer
William O’Sullivan

Becky Smith
Martin Kelly
Joe Arnold

Nicholas Hitchens

William Lockhart / Dominic Hackett

Michael Doran
Giles Harrison

Alison Martin

Orchestra Manager
Richard Meads

Assistant Orchestra Manager
Charlotte Sandford

Orchestra Logistics Manager
Kevin Elwick