Originally founded in 1959 by Yehudi Menuhin, Bath Festival Orchestra re-formed in 2020 as an ensemble of young and ambitious musicians under the baton of Peter Manning.

As well creating the finest performances on stage in Bath, Bristol and London, the BFO is equally as dedicated to inspiring the next generation of classical music listeners and performers through its Orchestrate Creative Learning programme.


Experience the orchestra

Improv Sessions at Bobby Moore Academy

We helped students to create their own compositions based on music from our current season.

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Our Next Concerts

Our next concerts will be on Sunday 12 February at Cadogan Hall, London and Wednesday 15 February at St George's Bristol. We'll be joined by Matilda Lloyd who will be the soloist for Haydn's Trumpet Concerto.

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B-side Lunchbreaks

Our news lunchtime concert series at Bow Church, East London.

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Kristina Yumerska

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Kristina Yumerska

French horn

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Joanna Patrick

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Joanna Patrick

Viola

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Nina Kiva

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Nina Kiva

Cello

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Evangeline Tang

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Evangeline Tang

Double Bass

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Maren Bosma

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Maren Bosma

Leader and Associate Artistic Director

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Petr Sedlák

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Petr Sedlák

Bassoon

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Matt Glendening

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Matt Glendening

Clarinet

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'The ensemble was tight, sympathetic, dynamic, supportive and precise.'
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