Academy Symphony Orchestra
All orchestral instrument students participate in the Academy Symphony Orchestra. Weekly rehearsals cover standard symphonic literature as well as modern works. The Orchestra has performed under the batons of Sir Neville Marriner, Georg Tintner, Trevor Pinnock, Takuo Yuasa, Christoph Campestrini, Joseph Silverstein, and Francois-Xavier Roth; and has worked with famous soloists including Nigel Kennedy (violin), Julian Lloyd Webber (cello), Robert Holl (bass baritone), Andrew Marriner (clarinet), Guy Barker (trumpet), Paul Badura-Skoda (piano) and Malcolm Bilson (fortepiano). The Orchestra has been invited to perform in Austria, France, Spain, UK, Vietnam and Thailand. It was the resident orchestra at the Carinthia Summer Festival in Austria from 1999 to 2001, and its concerts have received much critical acclaim.