We are committed to achieving the highest musical as well as dancing standards, and some of the country’s top musicians form our orchestra.
Since Dame Alicia Markova and Anton Dolin founded the company in 1950, English National Ballet has always been committed to making live music a vital part in the Company’s UK performances.
Led by Music Director, Gavin Sutherland, our critically acclaimed orchestra is one of the largest of its kind in Europe.
the orchestra means businessThe Arts Desk
Suspended above and behind the stage and conducted by Gavin Sutherland, English National Ballet Philharmonic plays each of Tchaikovsky’s notes with tenderness and every crescendo with a soul-stirring thrill. I felt as if I had never heard this music before.Sunday Express on Swan Lake in-the-round