We have a wonderful committee helping to run this orchestra.

We are all musicians, some of us pursuing it as a career, and some of us just as our favourite hobby, but we are united in our love of orchestral playing and our desire to make ASO as fantastic as we know it can be.

We are very welcoming and friendly, so please do come and speak with us at rehearsals or find us in the pub afterwards.

Hannah

Chair

Hello! I’m Hannah and I am the current Chair, a violinist and founding member of ASO. The orchestra has been a dream of mine for the past few years and I am incredibly excited to see it come to fruition. We have some very ambitious plans for this orchestra and I cannot wait to explore some marvellous repertoire with ASO and our chamber music platform. I am particularly excited for our first ever concert, featuring some astonishing film music and I hope one day we will play Gershwin’s American in Paris – one of my all time favourite pieces.

Christopher

Secretary

I am a scientist and, at the moment, am teaching at a school in Watford. I feel very
fortunate to be in the second violins’ section of the Audentior Symphony Orchestra – music is such a fulfilling hobby for me. I was the secretary of the Friends of Hertfordshire Music Service for five or six years and I hope that I may bring the skills that I learnt there to bear with this new and exciting project.

Robert

Treasurer

Hi, I’m Robert and I’m the Treasurer for the ASO. I mainly play the French horn, but also viola and violin, and I’m really looking forward to seeing how this orchestra develops and grows, along with playing some fantastic music with a fabulous group of people along the way. I’m an Electronic and Electrical Engineering and before that Physics graduate, and I’m interested in learning more about finance through being Treasurer.

Harry

Orchestra Manager

Hi, I’m Harry and I’m excited to be working as the Orchestra Manager this year. I’ve always found that playing music brings people together in a way which very few other things do so I’m incredibly excited to meet people who are just as enthused about orchestral playing as I am. I am particularly looking forward to our first concert where we will be performing film music as there is something truly magical about how the music conjures up vision of the film in your head when you hear it.

Ange

Librarian

Hi, I’m Ange and am delighted to be the librarian for Audentior Symphony Orchestra. I’m currently the Head of Strings for a London Music Service; I also conduct and tour with their top string orchestra. I play the viola, (yep, I know ALL the jokes) have freelanced for many years, and am very excited to be part of this fantastic new venture.

Sophie

Social Secretary

Hi I’m Sophie and I’m the social secretary for Audentior Symphony Orchestra. I am responsible for arranging and publicising social events throughout the year, making sure we all get to know each other and have a great time after each concert! I am a Physiotherapist but have played the piano and violin since primary school.  I am very excited to be playing in the orchestra and am looking forward to making smashing music with everyone! I’m located in the first violin section but you will probably hear my voice before you see me!

Hannah

Digital Marketing

Officer

Hi, I’m (the other) Hannah! I am one of the founding members of ASO and Digital Marketing Officer, which means I am in charge of social media, website design and online publicity. I can be found in the Clarinet section! I don’t even know where to start with what I’m the most excited about – whether it’s working with this talented and hilarious bunch of people, getting to play the fantastic repertoire we’ve got lined up, or meeting everyone who’s reading this right now!

Daisy

Publicity Officer

My name is Daisy and I’m the publicity officer for ASO. It’s basically my responsibility to make sure people know about us – whether they’re potential players or audience members. I try to get us coverage from local media and advertise in any way I can to get our name out there. I’m a violinist and I’m super excited for our debut concert – it’s going to be a fab way to start what will hopefully be years of music-making!