Contact Us

General Enquiries

English Symphony Orchestra
c/o Elgar School of Music
16-20 Deansway
01905 918855

Contact the Team

Board of Trustees

Jonathan Godfrey – Chair

Principal Conductor & Artistic Director

Kenneth Woods

Orchestra Contractor

Andy Farquharson – The Music Agency

Grants Manager

Claire Buckland

PR & Marketing Officer

Jeni Illingworth

Development & Education Officer

Noriko Tsuzaki

Concerts in Care Homes & Hospices

Mary Stevens

ESO Youth

James Topp & Noriko Tsuzaki

ESO Digital



The ESO is a professional orchestra active in touring and recording, and welcomes enquiries from leading professional players interested in working with the orchestra. To request an extra audition, submit a CV or enquire about permanent openings in the orchestra, please email

The ESO is an equal-opportunity employer and encourages applications from people of all ages, faiths, nationalities, genders and orientations.

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