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Principal Partners

Many, many thanks to all of our Principal Partners who support the orchestra via a close association with one of the players. Their generosity helps to support the orchestra, the development of our audiences for classical music and the training of the region’s young classical musicians.

Our current Principal Partners are:

Leader – Bradley Creswick – The Huntington Chair
Co-Leader – Kyra Humphreys – The Rathbone Investment Management Chair
Section Leader 2nd Violin – Tristan Guerney – The Rosemary Hinton Chair
Section Leader Viola – Michael Gerrard – The Layfield Family Chair
Section Leader Cello – vacancy – The Share Family Chair
Section Leader Flute – Juliette Bausor – The Robinson Family Chair
Section Leader Oboe – Steven Hudson – The Richardson Family Chair
Section Leader Bassoon – Stephen Reay – The Pyman Family Chair
Section Leader Horn – Peter Francomb – The Friends of Royal Northern Sinfonia Chair
Section Leader Trumpet – Richard Martin – The Alan Johnson Chair
Section Leader Timpani – Marney O’Sullivan – The Christine Swales Chair

Principal Cello – Dan Hammersley – The Molly Rice Chair
Principal Flute – Eilidh Gillespie – The Rossiter Family Chair
Principal Oboe – Michael O’Donnell – The Sylvia Fuller Chair

The following Principal Partner opportunities are currently available:

Music Director (Lars Vogt)
Guest Conductor (Julian Rachlin) *Double Bass *(Sian Hicks)
Clarinet (Tim Orpen)

If you would like to know more about Royal Northern Sinfonia’s Principal Partner scheme, please contact Natalie Heath, Fundraising Coordinator on 0191 443 5038 or email