For general enquiries,

Please email or telephone the ESO office on 01905 29349.

English Symphony Orchestra/English String Orchestra
Huntingdon Hall
Worcester, WR1 3LD


Contact the ESO Team:


Fundraising, Development & Marketing

Ashley Westmacott- Development Officer

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:

Liz Grand

Artistic Director

Kenneth Woods, Principal Conductor and Artistic Director

For information about ESO’s concert series in Care Homes and Hospices, you can contact Mary Stevens via email on

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 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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