Meet the Committee for 2020 - 2021:

Malin Dekas

President

Violin

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Second Year

What does your role involve? I am responsible for everything that happens in Sinfonietta, from running the committee and orchestra to hiring conductors to auditioning. I also represent the society to the Student Union, University Music Department and to our local community.

Favourite moment in Sinfonietta? My favourite moment took place during my first year when Sinfonietta went on tour to Barcelona. I’d never had so much fun with my friends before, and it was so good to get to know and bond with everyone in the orchestra!

What are you looking forward to this year? I can’t wait to perform all the great music we’ve got planned, as well as meet all our new joiners and go on tour!

What does your role involve? As VP, I’ll be helping Malin with the organisation and administration of the orchestra. I will also be organising the Friends Scheme and will be the designated welfare officer to make sure everyone in the orchestra is happy!

Favourite moment in Sinfonietta? I’ve loved getting to know everyone in Sinfonietta over the last two years and really enjoyed being Social Secretary last year. One of my favourite moments from last year was in the Spring concert – playing Appalachian Spring and the opening clarinet solo in Sibelius’ Symphony No. 1.

What are you looking forward to this year? I’m really looking forward to being on committee again as VP. I can’t wait to play lots of new music and go on tour!

Emma Johnson

Vice President & Secretary

Clarinet

Music Second Year

Beth Jolley

Treasurer

Flute

Physics Third Year

What does your role involve?

Favourite moment in Sinfonietta?

What are you looking forward to this year?

What does your role involve? I am in charge of getting all the music scores to the orchestra. This involves liaising with local music libraries to purchase and hire everything we play.

Favourite moment in Sinfonietta? Joining Sinfonietta has been so enjoyable, especially because it has such a lovely community. Everyone is approachable and it is a great experience being part of the orchestra.

What are you looking forward to this year? I am really looking forward to having great repertoire for our concerts next year.

Nicholas Khor

Librarian

Violin

Mechanical Engineering Third Year

Carol Leader

Publicity Officer & Tour Secretary

Flute

Biomedical Sciences First Year

What does your role involve? Being Publicity Officer allows me to keep everyone updated about our upcoming concerts, rehearsals, and other events through our social media pages and our website – I also design our programmes for concerts, so follow us on all our socials, and come along to our concerts to see what I’m up to! I’m also one half of the Tour Secretary team – I work alongside Rosie to organise our annual joint tour for Sinfonietta and our Symphonic Wind Orchestra to a city in Europe!

Favourite moment in Sinfonietta? One of my favourite moments in Sinfonietta actually took place outside of rehearsal time – it was when we went ice skating for a social event. I really felt like I bonded so much with everyone in the group; after all, nothing bonds you more than everyone helping you back on your feet after you fall over three seconds after stepping onto the rink!

What are you looking forward to this year? Next year, I’m really looking forward to meeting the new members to the orchestra and welcoming them in like everyone had done for me. There’s such a familial feel to the group and I’ve found some of my closest friends through Sinfonietta.

What does your role involve? My role involves organising a variety of socials for everyone to come to and organising the annual Christmas Ball! I also help to integrate the new members into the orchestra.

Favourite moment in Sinfonietta? My favourite moment so far in Sinfonietta was playing Appalachian Spring by Copland, it’s a fantastic piece and the orchestra played amazingly.

What are you looking forward to this year? I’m looking forward to meeting the new members who will be joining in September, playing more great music, and going on tour next year!

Charlie Mann

Social Secretary

French Horn

Music Second Year

Will Shirras

Social Secretary

Oboe & Viola

Chemistry First Year

What does your role involve? I organise socials throughout the year and make sure everyone is well integrated within the orchestra. I try to create a friendly environment where everyone feels welcome and enjoys themselves.

Favourite moment in Sinfonietta? Bizet’s Carmen Suite No. 1 was my highlight of the last year, as it contains lots of beautiful oboe solos which I was lucky enough to play.

What are you looking forward to this year? Playing more great repertoire in a high quality orchestra and meeting the new members of the society.

What does your role involve?

Favourite moment in Sinfonietta?

What are you looking forward to this year?

Rosie Waddington

Tour Secretary

Violin

Music First Year