Cardiff University Chamber Orchestra

Our Chamber Orchestra has a repertoire ranging from the Baroque to contemporary music.

The Chamber Orchestra is, as its name suggests, a smaller ensemble than the Symphony Orchestra. Chamber orchestras play "chamber music" - music that was traditionally written for private halls, aristocratic parlours and palace chambers.

Recent repertoire has included Bach's Orchestra Suite no. 2 and Beethoven's First Piano Concerto.

The Orchestra is made up of students from across the University who successfully audition for a place. It offers the chance to experience a different dynamic to playing in a larger orchestra.

  • Auditioned: Audition required
  • Conductor: Andrea Quinn
  • Rehearsals: Wednesday, 16:00-18:00, Concert Hall

The Chamber Orchestra is open to all University students with auditions taking place each September. For more information on auditioning please contact conwayh@cardiff.ac.uk.

Conductor: Andrea Quinn

Andrea Quinn

Andrea Quinn studied conducting at The Royal Academy of Music, going on to win the NAYO Conductor’s Bursary enabling study in Hungary. She later became an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music and an Honorary Fellow of Trinity College of Music.

She has worked with several of Britain’s leading orchestras, including BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, The Halle Orchestra, Northern Sinfonia, the Philharmonia Orchestra and the London Philharmonic Orchestra. She has also been Music Director of the London Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.

Andrea has worked with numerous orchestras abroad, including the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Adelaide and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras, NRK Orchestra in Oslo, L’ensemble de Paris, North Carolina Symphony Orchestra, New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, and the Toledo Symphony Orchestra.

Her flourishing career as an operatic conductor has included projects with The Flying Dutchman in Norrlands Operan, Aida with Malmo Opera, Misper (a commissioned opera for children) at Glyndebourne and The Merry Widow at Opera North.