Violin section of Orchestra


A welcoming orchestra that benefits from regular mentoring and support by professional musicians and is led by Steven Legge.

We welcome players of all orchestral instruments, usually at Grade 6 and above.

The orchestra performs annually at the Colston Hall as part of the Festival of Sound as well as campus recitals and concerts in Bristol Cathedral and Clifton Cathedral.

The following clips were recorded during a performance at Bristol Cathedral.

Open to the community

The Centre for Music also opens its doors to staff, alumni and community members. Local instrumentalists are able to audition for the UWE Orchestra.

Next generation 16+

The Centre for Music is looking for the next generation of musical talent to join the UWE Orchestra. We offer support to young musicians looking to further their studies, engage with high-quality music making, and enjoy the experience of a university environment. The ensembles are run by professional musicians; the opportunity to work with industry professionals is fantastic.

How to join

To join any of our Centre for Music groups, book rehearsal space, or sign up for music lessons you will firstly need to become a member. Membership is free for students. Once you are a member you can sign up for any of our groups and activities.

Already a member? Email to join the Orchestra.

Find out more about alumni and community membership.

Orchestra rehearsals

Day Time Location
Thursdays 19:00–21:00 2E027, E Block, Frenchay Campus

All teaching, groups and ensembles began in the week commencing 23 September 2019. For more information, please contact

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