Introducing Sinfonia Smith Square: a beacon for the future of classical music.

Sinfonia Smith Square is the coming together of two much-loved organisations: Southbank Sinfonia and St John’s Smith Square.

Every year, Sinfonia Smith Square’s Fellowship programme welcomes 34 talented graduate musicians to form an orchestra. Through world-class collaborations, bold programming, and educational leadership projects, the programme intensifies their professional development and advances their musical careers. Since its formation in 2002, it now has over 650 alumni, who have gone on to become leaders in the classical music world.

Smith Square Hall has been welcoming musicians and music lovers to its renowned acoustics since 1969. A Grade I listed Baroque masterpiece in the heart of Westminster, it champions emerging musicians, attracts world-class artists, and embeds the Fellowship programme its heart. From lunchtime recitals, Baroque festivals, late night jazz, to activities for families, this orchestra-led venue brings the joy of music to ever-wider audiences.

Over the next few years, the organisation will be undertaking a restoration that will create and improve welcoming and accessible spaces for audiences, world-class artists, performers, and its Fellowship orchestra.

Please read our attached presentation on our new brand for more information about our thought process, and all the work we’ve undertaken since our merger in 2021.