Bath Festival Orchestra

Bath Festival Orchestra was originally founded in 1959 by violinist and music educator Yehudi Menuhin.

Today, Bath Festival Orchestra is an ensemble of brilliant, young, early-career orchestral players. We are united by the desire to create joyful, entertaining, enriching and relevant musical experiences for and with people. You can hear us in concert halls, churches and community spaces, educational settings or any other location where there are people who want to engage with us.

We aspire to be an orchestra for the 21st century. To us, that means being inclusive, collaborative, accessible and responsible for the impact that we have on the world.


Experience the orchestra

New London Concerts Now on Sale

Get your diaries out because we have two new London on sale now and we would love to see you there.  In December we'll be at Evolutionary Arts Hackney (or EartH for short) for a totally out of this world musical experience, directed by our very own Maren Bosma. Then in January it's over to London's South Bank for our first concert in the prestigious Queen Elizabeth Hall. Our Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Peter Manning will direct a French-themed programme including Harold in Italy with Mexican-born violist Dana Zemtsov.

Read more

Back to Bath

Watch and excerpt from our performance of Mozart Requiem with Bath Camerata at Bath Abbey as part of the 2023 Bath Festival.

Read more

Cadogan Hall concert review

Read a glowing write up of our performance at Cadogan Hall on Thursday 8 June from Nick Boston at Bachtrack.

Read more
Maren Bosma

Artist Spotlight

Maren Bosma

Leader and Associate Artistic Director

View Profile
Nina Kiva

Artist Spotlight

Nina Kiva

Cello

View Profile
Kristina Yumerska

Artist Spotlight

Kristina Yumerska

French horn

View Profile
Matt Glendening

Artist Spotlight

Matt Glendening

Clarinet

View Profile
Joanna Patrick

Artist Spotlight

Joanna Patrick

Viola

View Profile
Evangeline Tang

Artist Spotlight

Evangeline Tang

Double Bass

View Profile
Petr Sedlák

Artist Spotlight

Petr Sedlák

Bassoon

View Profile
'The ensemble was tight, sympathetic, dynamic, supportive and precise.'
Thoroughly Good
This error message is only visible to WordPress admins
Error: Connected account for the user bathfestivalorchestra does not have permission to use this feed type.