Nobody becomes a great musician without great encouragement

At Southbank Sinfonia, we have always cherished the cascade that comes from our players passing on to younger counterparts all they have learned themselves from the professionals.

Central to a range of encounters with the community is our association with In Harmony Lambeth. Based on the celebrated Venezuelan model, it aims to raise the aspirations of young people through daily participation in music. Regular coaching from Southbank Sinfonia not only boosts our own players' confidence as leaders, it offers the participants role-models to whom they can directly relate.

Each year, Southbank Sinfonia works in partnership with In Harmony Lambeth's intrepid young musicians, leading to a side-by-side performance by an orchestra of over 100. More than just music, the collaboration encourages team-work and builds confidence, helping to enrich the lives of children, young people, families and the wider community in Stockwell and Vauxhall.