LUUMS Sinfonia 2023/24
LUUMS Sinfonia is a non-auditioned ensemble which is open to musicians of any level or instrument, whether beginner or advanced. With its fun, open, and laidback atmosphere, it’s ideal for any musician to enjoy playing music as a group and socialise with other like-minded musicians. Sinfonia often performs a range of music genres in its repertoire, with the highlights from the 2022-2023 year being Sibelius’ Finlandia and New World Symphony and a range of film and musical soundtracks like Chicago, the Polar Express, and How to Train your Dragon. We also offer the opportunity to participate in a number of LUUMS and Sinfonia socials, like our weekly post-rehearsal drinks in Old Bar, or the LUUMS ball, so you’re guaranteed to meet great people and have an excellent time! We’ve also organised socials like going ice skating all together, and participating in the LUUMS week of fun in June. Sinfonia perform at 3 concerts during the year, usually the Christmas, Easter and Summer concerts, and we love to show off what we’ve been working on to an audience. We encourage everyone interested to come along and get stuck in and hopefully make some excellent music and meet amazing people!
Mondays 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Rehearsal Hall, School of Music
Livia is in her fourth year at Leeds studying Arabic and International Relations. She started learning the violin at age 7 but switched to the cello at 11 when she moved to France, which she’s stayed loyal to. She also started taking guitar lessons at 14. Livia joined her town conservatoire orchestra at age 10, and also performed in chamber music groups from the age of 14. At her conservatoire she also played alongside theatre productions and performed solo from a young age. During summer music camps, she performed in string ensembles, vocal groups, composer ensembles, rock bands and a full orchestra. She played electric guitar in a rock/pop band from age 16-18 and performed at several local concerts and festivals. In 2018, Livia switched to study at her neighbouring town’s conservatoire where she played in their orchestra, solo, and in several string ensembles. While studying here, she played in her orchestra alongside a visiting Ukrainian choir, performing both Ukrainian dances and traditional French songs. Livia has only been part of Sinfonia for a year because of COVID and her year abroad but is really looking forward to being co-conductor alongside El!