Sinfonia Viva Principal Player returns to Oakham School

Professional musician and Old Oakhamain Maddy Aldis-Evans, returns to Oakham to perform in a concert entitled ‘The Italian Symphony” with Sinfonia Viva, the orchestra of the East Midlands, on Friday October 12.

“It is wonderful to welcome Maddy back to Oakham as a professional musician, having left in 1989,” says Peter Davis, Director of Music.  “During her time as a Music Scholar at Oakham, Maddy played oboe, saxophone and piano, as well as singing.”

Maddy joined the Birmingham Conservatoire after leaving Oakham, and then went on to the Royal Northern College of Music where she was awarded the 2004 RNCM Rawsthorn Prize for composition. She has since gone on to an impressive musical career performing, composing and teaching in both the UK and Germany.  Notably, as a freelance player in the UK, Maddy has worked with many of the country’s leading orchestras including Welsh National Opera, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the Halle. As a composer Maddy has had many pieces performed in the UK and Europe including the premiere of "War Torn and the Angel" by the Anhaltische Philharmonie Dessau. Her latest work “The Enchanted Forest” will be premiered at the St. Endellion Music Festival in 2019.

“We have a wonderful programme planned for the concert at Oakham and playing there will bring back many happy memories of being part of the musical life at the school,” says Maddy.

Tickets for the Sinfonia Viva Concert ‘The Italian Symphony’ at Oakham School are priced £10 (free for those 18 and under) and are available by contacting  Tel: 01572 758820, or at

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