Welcome to Balmain Sinfonia

Balmain Sinfonia is a Sydney-based symphony orchestra. Our aim is to bring high quality orchestral music to the community at affordable prices. Many gifted players, amateurs and professionals, give freely of their time to achieve this aim.

We have started our 2024 season! We have three more major concerts planned throughout the year and hope to see you there! We also have a special concert project planned in collaboration with Bel a cappella on Thursday 22 August. We will be publishing more details about that show soon.

The orchestra generally plays music from the mainstream repertoire. However, we’re also known to throw in a few surprises to keep things lively and interesting! In 2024 we will continue to feature work by an Australian composer at each of our concerts.

Our Conductor and Musical Director is Monica Buckland. She arrived in Australia in 2020 after forging a distinguished career as a conductor in Switzerland, Germany and the UK.

Monica Buckland

Our most recent concert was ‘Sea Pictures’, which was a great success! We played to an enthusiastic and welcoming audience at Ashfield Town Hall. Thanks to all our Balmain Sinfonia family for coming along!

Our next concert is titled ‘Brahms and Beyond’ on Saturday 22 June 2024. We will be back at Leichhardt Town Hall for this show. Get yourself a ticket via the ‘concerts’ page!

Come and join us

We are looking for talented musicians to join us. At the moment, we are especially interested to hear from violin, viola & double bass players. If you have orchestral experience and can play at least at a Grade 7 level, then get in touch with us at thebalmainsinfonia@gmail.com. We are a friendly and enthusiastic group who rehearse on Sunday evenings in Balmain.