Royal Ballet Sinfonia

The Company

The Royal Ballet Sinfonia is Britain's busiest ballet orchestra, playing for Birmingham Royal Ballet's wide-ranging programme in the UK and abroad.

The Royal Ballet Sinfonia also plays frequently for The Royal Ballet and many of the world's other leading ballet companies, including regular performances Paris Opéra Ballet, New York City Ballet, Australian Ballet, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, the Kirov, Norwegian Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, San Francisco Ballet and La Scala Ballet.

Concert performances at the Barbican, Royal Festival Hall, Birmingham's Symphony Hall and other major British venues also form a regular part of the Sinfonia's work. The Sinfonia's opera performances include The Royal Opera's acclaimed production of Turandot at Wembley Arena.


Paul Murphy Principal Conductor 0121 245 3539
Philip Ellis Conductor 0121 245 3539


Robert Gibbs First Violin (Leader)
Richard Friedman First Violin (Co-leader)
Vanessa David First Violin
Amanda Brown First Violin
Peter Jenkins First Violin
Deborah Schlenther First Violin
Philip Aird First Violin
Caroline Ferriman First Violin
Gwilym Hooson Second Violin
Rebecca Jones Second Violin
Mary Martin Second Violin
Fiona Robertson Second Violin
Helen Bartlett Second Violin
Robert Simmons Second Violin
Carmen Flores Viola
Errika Horsley Viola
Chris Pitsillides Viola
Gruffydd Owen Viola
James Potter Cello
Jane Rainey Cello
Stephen Anstee Cello
Vera Pereira Bass
Alan Taylor Bass
Sandra Skipper Flute
Alaster Bentley Oboe
Maxwell Spiers Cor Anglais
Ian Scott Clarinet
David McKee Bassoon
Llinos Owen Bassoon
Andrew Littlemore Horn
Neil Mitchell Horn
Chris Pointon Horn
Phillip Walker Horn
Michael Allen Trumpet
Christopher Deacon Trumpet
Amos Miller Trombone
Maxwell Isley Trombone
David Gordon Bass Trombone
David Gordon Shute Tuba
Grahame King Timpani
Kevin Earley Percussion
Paul Parker Percussion

Orchestra Management

John Beadle Orchestra Director 0121 245 3548
Andrew Bentley Orchestra Manager 0121 245 3503
Charles Strickland Librarian

Music Staff

Jonathan Higgins Principal Pianist 0121 245 3543
Matthew Drury Company Pianist 0121 245 3543
Ross Williams Company Pianist 0121 245 3543