LUUMS Sinfonia 2023/24
Sinfonia est un orchestre non auditionné, ouvert aux musiciens de tous niveaux - du débutant au confirmé. Avec une atmosphère très détendue et amusante, il est parfait pour le musicien à la recherche d'un environnement convivial pour jouer de la bonne musique avec d'autres personnes. Notre répertoire passionnant et diversifié englobe un large éventail de styles et de genres, y compris des pièces classiques, des musiques de films, du théâtre musical et des medleys pop. Les répétitions ont lieu tous les lundis dans la salle de répétition du département de musique. Après chaque répétition, nous allons à Old Bar, et avec de nombreux réseaux sociaux Sinfonia comme le bowling, le laser tag et les sorties cinéma, il y a de nombreuses opportunités pour vous de faire connaissance avec vos collègues.
En raison de la situation concernant la pandémie de Covid-19, nous ne savons actuellement pas quand les répétitions commenceront au cours de l'année universitaire 2020/21. Assurez-vous de rejoindre notre groupe Facebook pour les mises à jour concernant les répétitions et les réseaux sociaux! Il y aura également des réseaux sociaux Sinfonia en ligne et LUUMS plus larges pour vous impliquer. Nous avons hâte de vous rencontrer!
Lundi 19h30 - 21h30
Rehearsal Hall, School of Music
Abi est un étudiant en deuxième année de physique de Wolverhampton dans les West Midlands. Elle joue du saxophone depuis qu'elle a 9 ans et a décidé de prendre le hautbois à 15 ans pour pouvoir jouer dans des orchestres ainsi que dans des groupes. Depuis, elle a joué dans de nombreux ensembles et a beaucoup aimé jouer dans LUUMS Sinfonia et Concert Band. Abi est ravie d'assumer son rôle de manager pour s'assurer que Sinfonia reste un environnement amusant et accueillant pour les joueurs de tous niveaux cette année. Elle a également des projets de rencontres amusantes pour que les membres de l'orchestre apprennent à se connaître! Outre LUUMS, Abi est membre de la Physics Society et est impliquée dans Student Radio.
Olivia Davies (she/her)
Livia is in her fourth year at Leeds studying Arabic and International Relations. She started learning the violin at age 7 but switched to the cello at 11 when she moved to France, which she’s stayed loyal to. She also started taking guitar lessons at 14. Livia joined her town conservatoire orchestra at age 10, and also performed in chamber music groups from the age of 14. At her conservatoire she also played alongside theatre productions and performed solo from a young age. During summer music camps, she performed in string ensembles, vocal groups, composer ensembles, rock bands and a full orchestra. She played electric guitar in a rock/pop band from age 16-18 and performed at several local concerts and festivals. In 2018, Livia switched to study at her neighbouring town’s conservatoire where she played in their orchestra, solo, and in several string ensembles. While studying here, she played in her orchestra alongside a visiting Ukrainian choir, performing both Ukrainian dances and traditional French songs. Livia has only been part of Sinfonia for a year because of COVID and her year abroad but is really looking forward to being co-conductor alongside El!
Emily Mosby (she/her)
Emily Mosby is a 3rd year student at the University of Leeds studying Mathematics and Music. She has just completed her year abroad in Waterloo, Ontario, in Canada, and is back in Leeds this September for her final year. She started playing the cello in primary school when she was around 8 years old, and picked up other instruments along the way including the keyboard, drum kit and has experimented with the violin and guitar too. At 9 years old, she joined a children’s orchestra in her home town, and after each cello exam she sat, she moved up a group until she was a member of the top youth orchestra of the area at 13 years old. She was part of this orchestra up until she turned 18 and loved everything about it including the people and of course, the pieces. Emily was a member of Sinfonia in her second year at the University of Leeds, and now she’s back for her final year, she’s super excited to be a manager this year, alongside her co-manager Jonathan Nicholls!
Jonathan Nicholls (he/him)
Jonathan is a computer science student at the University of Leeds currently on his placement year as a trainee information analyst with the NHS Harrogate & District trust. Born and raised in Hong Kong to British-Australian parents, he is an avid enjoyer of all sorts of music, and has been playing instruments ever since the age of 4. He is principally a violist, but can also play piano, violin, guitar, recorder and french horn, and used to sing as part of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts Boys’ Choir. Jonathan has performed with various ensembles throughout the years, including his primary school and secondary school’s orchestras, as well as playing viola with the English School Foundation’s inter-school orchestra for the organisation’s 50th anniversary and performing in a concert celebrating the 130th anniversary of the University of Hong Kong’s Faculty of Medicine. Since joining LUUMS, he has been a member of both Sinfonia and String Orchestra, and went on tour with the Symphony Orchestra during their 2023 Belgium tour. In his spare time (of which he has very little), Jonathan enjoys watching movies, listening to as much indie and alternative music as he can find, and is a first aider with St. John Ambulance. Jonathan is looking forward to managing Sinfonia this year and getting to know all the new students joining us this year, and he hopes to ensure a welcoming atmosphere within the ensemble for people of all skill levels, giving all a safe space to have fun playing music!