The Quarterly Review (May 2022)
Since its formation in 2017, the Piccadilly Sinfonietta has expanded rapidly and become a regular feature on the UK concert scene, giving up to 100 performances a year in some of the country’s most beautiful and prestigious venues. The ensemble comprises some of the most prodigious musical talent and performs exclusively with leading virtuoso soloists. The group performs under the artistic direction of its founder, concert pianist Warren Mailley-Smith and focusses on the virtuoso concerto repertoire of the baroque, classical and early romantic periods.
The Piccadilly Sinfonietta also performs with larger forces under the name Piccadilly Sinfonia. Previous concert series have included the complete Beethoven Piano Concerto cycle at St Martin-in-the-Fields.
Despite the many existing recordings of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, The Piccadilly Sinfonietta has featured this work as its debut CD due to enormous popular demand for their compelling interpretation, following their many live performances of this epic work.
The goal of the Piccadilly Sinfonietta is to bring the world’s greatest classical music to the widest possible audience and to nurture future generations of classical music lovers. Piccadilly Sinfonietta concerts are characterised by the passion of their performances and their engaging presentation.