The Anghiari Circle

We invite you to help keep the unique spirit of the festival alive by joining the Anghiari Circle.

The Anghiari Festival has grown over the years to encompass a vast range of performances in stunning and unusual settings and to enable wide audiences of visitors, residents and locals to experience truly exceptional music. For Southbank Sinfonia’s young players, presenting a week of diverse programmes is a significant but rewarding challenge and a true highlight of their year with us.

We are committed to presenting an open and inclusive programme (in Anghiari and in London) with almost all concerts and events free to attend. However, as the scope of the festival increases year on year, so inevitably do the costs. We do not receive any ticket income from the festival as this goes to the local hosts: their support is vital and we remain truly grateful for the help they give us, in particular providing accommodation for the players. Unlike many similar festivals, this is not a commercial venture and Southbank Sinfonia’s core mission is to provide vital training and support for talented musicians as they embark on their careers.

It costs Southbank Sinfonia £ 50,000 per year to run the Anghiari Festival. This includes:

  • Flights for an orchestra of 33 players (plus instruments)
  • World class soloists: flights, accommodation and fees
  • Additional players for the performance of larger scale works
  • Coach transfers and car hire to get to different concert locations (and to and from the airport)
  • Instrument, equipment and music hire
  • Staffing costs (accommodation and travel to Anghiari plus staff time): the festival is a huge logistical challenge and takes months to prepare.

Please contribute what you can to collectively ensure the future success of the festival.

Donations can be made:

Account name: Southbank Sinfonia
Account details: 90548170
Sort code: 20-94-48
IBAN GB57 BUKB 2094 4890 5481 70

  • by posting a cheque (GBP £) to Southbank Sinfonia, St John's Smith Square, London SW1P 3HA

For more information on how the festival is run and how you can contribute, please contact Robert Grisbrook, Campaigns Manager on

Southbank Sinfonia is immensely grateful for all support received for the 2023 Anghiari Festival