Since it was founded in 1998 Oxford’s professional symphony orchestra has become one of the leading orchestras in the UK. Praised as ‘excellent’ by Gramophone Magazine and ‘thoroughly impressive’ by BBC Music Magazine, Oxford Philomusica’s reputation is based on the uncompromising artistic standards of its founder and music director, Marios Papadopoulos, and maintained by some of the very best orchestral musicians in London, Oxford and the Thames Valley. In October 2002 the Philomusica was appointed the first-ever Orchestra in Residence at the University of Oxford, a Residency which has recently been extended for a further five years.

Oxford Philomusica has enjoyed endorsement of its mission from a remarkable roster of distinguished artists, including Vladimir Ashkenazy, András Schiff, Maxim Vengerov, Valery Gergiev, Lang Lang and Nigel Kennedy. ... read full bio