For general enquiries,

Please email or telephone the ESO office on 01905 29349.

English Symphony Orchestra/English String Orchestra
C/O Elgar School of Music
16-20 Deansway
Worcester WR1 2ES, UK


Contact the ESO Team:

Touring, Engagements

Andrew Strange- Director of Tours and Engagements
T: +44 (0) 7946 372572
Skype: andrew.noel.strange


Orchestra Management

Andrew Farquharson- Orchestra manager
T: 07718 966165


Billing and Invoices:

ESO Finance Office


Artistic Director

Kenneth Woods, Principal Conductor and Artistic Director

ESO Youth

For information on courses and other opportunities for young musicians, call 01905 28613 or you can contact James Topp and Noriko Tsuzaki via email:

ESO Concerts in Care Homes & Hospices

To enquire about our Care Home Concerts, contact Mary Stevens via email:, or phone 01886 821856

ESO Musician Online Greenroom (password protected site – musicians only)



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 Andrew Farquharson.

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

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