Groups & ensembles


Sinfonia Viva

+44 (0)1332 207570

Robinsons Industrial Estate, Shaftesbury Street, Derby, UK

Sinfonia Viva is a virtuoso ensemble, delivering original and extraordinary creative musical experiences.

Founded in 1982, Sinfonia Viva has a national reputation as a leader in creative music activity in the UK, offering relevant and enriching possibilities for all.

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La Nuova Musica

London, United Kingdom

La Nuova Musica is a vocal and instrumental ensemble dedicated to the music of the Baroque and early Classical period. 

Placing drama and theatricality at the heart of its performances, La Nuova Musica has rapidly established itself as ‘one of the most exciting consorts in the early music field’ (BBC Radio 3). La Nuova Musica performs at the pre-eminent Early Music venues and festivals in Austria, Germany and Italy, and is a regular guest at Aldeburgh Music, Brighton Festival, London Handel Festival, St John’s Smith Square, Spitalfields Music and Wigmore Hall.

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Kinetika Bloco

+44 7795142535

Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, United Kingdom

The Kinetika Bloco is a performance group with an exuberant mix of young brass and woodwind players, drummers, steel pan and dynamic dancers all in costume creating a ‘unique new British Carnival sound with a decidedly London edge’ (BBC Radio2).

We draw our influences from the Caribbean, Brazil, West and Southern Africa, New Orleans jazz, Funk and Hip Hop. Our members create the work with a team of professional tutors and help to lead the organization. Our achievements include: performances at Notting Hill Carnival, Bestival and London Jazz Festival; headlining the Roundhouse; performing for Nelson Mandela who called us ‘enchanting’; representing the UK at Beijing Olympic Festival; leading Team GB in the London 2012 Victory Parade; collaborating with major artists like AfroReggae and Jerry Dammers at high profile venues, including Southbank and Barbican; launching BBC Get Creative; opening the London Marathon; and starring on BBC 1Xtra and BBC Radio 3’s Young Artist Day.

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