Burnley Orchestra is alive and well and is within a few years of celebrating its Centenary, We encourage all budding young musicians, all those lapsed older musicians who’d like to be playing again and anyone else who plays an orchestral instrument to come along and sample the joy of being a part of a big group of like-minded people. We look forward to welcoming you along – please take a look at the rehearsal schedule on the left for more details.
From the age of 12, Frank was a violin pupil of Rudolf Botta. Frank played in various orchestras, one of which was the Manchester Beethoven Orchestra of which he was leader from 1991 until 2004.
Jem began to study the violin at the age of 5, and at age 11 won the Saxton Noble Memorial Prize for the highest mark in Grade 6 that year. After leading the Norfolk County Youth Orchestra, he read Music at Lancaster University, specialising in performance.