For general enquiries,

Please email or telephone the ESO office on 01905 28613 ext. 4

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 ext. 4 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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