Welcome to Balmain Sinfonia
Balmain Sinfonia is a Sydney-based non-professional symphony orchestra. Our aim is to bring high quality orchestral music to the community at very affordable prices. Many gifted players, amateurs and professionals, give freely of their time to achieve this aim.
Our programs are usually of the more popular mainstream repertoire in order to attract new concert-goers. Young people, in particular, are encouraged to join us.
The orchestra has recently undergone some changes. Our esteemed conductor of the last 28 years, Gary Stavrou has retired and has taken up the position of the orchestra’s patron.
A group of keen players has formed an association and are now managing the administration of the orchestra. Most of the players have stayed the same and we have welcomed some new players to the group.
We have welcomed a new conductor to the orchestra, Monica Buckland, who has recently arrived in Australia after forging a distinguished career as a conductor in Switzerland, Germany and the UK.
We continue to rehearse in Balmain and we will continue to perform high quality concerts and charge extremely reasonable ticket prices! We really hope that our dedicated audience will continue to follow us!