Geoff Pinney, player for 25 years and chairman for 16 years.
We aim to be the friendliest orchestra in London
Hounslow Symphony Orchestra is an amateur orchestra of around 45 players. We play three concerts each season, usually at St Mary’s Church, Osterley Road, Isleworth TW7 4PW. We concentrate on the standard classical and romantic repertoire and from time to time perform contemporary works.
Our conductor and music director is Olsi Qinami, who has conducted major orchestras in London, Italy and Albania. Our leader, Nicola Garty, has performed professionally all over the world. Our chairman is Barry Kay.
The orchestra fulfils an important dual function in that it benefits its members by enabling them to pursue a passion, and in the wider context it is a means by which the playing of and listening to serious classical music is extended out of the professional arena and into the community.
We have a number of chamber groups which occasionally perform additional concerts.