Kingston Philharmonia was founded in 1974 by Walter Wurzburger, who had established himself in Kingston as a composer, player, conductor and teacher. He conducted the orchestra for the next twenty-one years.
For 15 years, until April 2013, the orchestra was conducted by Levon Parikian.
Since then, we have appointed a series of guest conductors. In July, 2015, following a highly successful concert, we are fortunate in securing the services of Scott Wilson as our new conductor and Musical Director.
We are now an established part of the musical landscape in Kingston-on-Thames, giving four concerts a year, normally in St Andrew's Church, Surbiton.
We always welcome new players, particularly string players, and especially cellos. We occasionally have vacancies for wind and brass, for which there is an informal audition. Please see the join us page for more details and how to apply.
Kingston Philharmonia gets a percentage of everything you buy from Amazon via this web site — to the tune of several hundred pounds per year.
Simply click on the Amazon button above or in the top panel — you will be put through to the Amazon web site, and everything you buy on this visit will help the orchestra.
Note that this applies only to purchases made through amazon.co.uk.