Oxford Philomusica

Oxford Philomusica

Charity information

Oxford Philomusica

Oxford Philomusica, professional symphony orchestra of the Thames Valley and resident at the University of Oxford, provides a comprehensive season of concerts and an extensive outreach programme.

Founded 1998

  • Mission statement

    Our Music Director, Marios Papadopoulos, is the founder and driving force behind the Orchestra which the Association of British Orchestras has recognised as the fastest growing professional symphony orchestra in the country, fulfilling an identified local regional need, and with a growing national and international reputation.

    Oxford Philomusica combines several unique features, besides its core activity, which make it a very interesting and exciting organisation. These include the annual Piano Festival & Summer Academy regularly attracting maestros of world wide repute, a Residency at the University of Oxford, formal partnerships with both Oxford City and County Councils as well as the County Music Service, and an active and extensive community programme. It has also attracted an impressive cadre of supporters, and established a funding model which is completely independent of any form of government funded subsidy and which has been successful in these strained economic times. Without this support we could never hope to sustain the world-class music making that we promote in Oxford and across the Thames Valley.

    ‘Thoroughly impressive’ BBC Music Magazine

    ‘Excellent’ Gramophone

    ‘The orchestra contains glorious individual players’ The Times

  • Aims

    Oxford Philomusica aims to:

    • To provide an extensive outreach and education programme, working with schools, the music service, the university and hospitals and special schools.
    • To be the professional symphony orchestra for Oxford and the Thames Valley To provide a concert series in Oxford (at the Sheldonian Theatre) and regional venues.
  • Overview

    Established: January 1998

    Registered Charity Number: 1084256

    Board members: 40

    Full time staff: 7

    Part time staff: 2

    Volunteers: 1

    Phone number: 01865 987 222

    Address: Oxford Philomusica Said Business School Egrove Park Oxford OX1 5NY

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  • Campaign - Secure the Future

    The ongoing Campaign seeks to raise £3million to support and develop the orchestra over t... More