Billy’s Band

David Murphy and his orchestra Sinfonia Verdi are teaming up with the UK Centre for Carnival Arts to host a free music club this summer for parents and toddlers. Groups of parents and toddlers in Luton will come together for four weeks during June and July 2017 for a unique mini-series of fun-packed playtime. Parents … Read more

David Murphy praised in Sukanya premiere reviews

David Murphy and Ravi Shankar’s final opera Sukanya were highly praised in reviews of the World Premiere tour across the UK, culminating in a performance at London’s Royal Festival Hall as part of the Southbank Centre’s Alchemy Festival. ‘A delightful evening of pure escapism’ Ivan Hewitt, The Telegraph, 13 May 2017 ★★★★☆ ‘The mix of … Read more

David Murphy features in The Times of India

Ahead of Roots of Fire in Goa last month, The Times of India interviewed David Murphy on his collaborations with Indian classical musicians. ‘Elaborating on the difficulties of conducting an Indian virtuoso, Murphy says, “The role of the conductor is to be able to enable both, the orchestra and the Indian musician, to be able … Read more

Roots of Fire announced

David Murphy will travel to Goa this month to lead a new ground breaking musical collaboration together with legendary sarod virtuoso Ustad Amjad Ali Khan. This performance is part of Roots of Fire, an innovative project produced by Murphy and Sinfonia Verdi which aims to celebrate the musical dialogue between East and West. Murphy and … Read more

Sukanya on ITV News at 10

Following the hugely successful preview of Ravi Shankar’s opera Sukanya at the Royal Opera House, ITV News at 10 featured the announcement this month on their programme. Featuring interviews with Ravi Shankar’s wife Sukanya and daughter Anoushka Shankar, this short piece captures the story of how David Murphy worked with the family to complete the … Read more

Sukanya premiere announced

After years of work to bring to completion, on 20th September David Murphy took part in the announcement of the World Premiere of Ravi Shankar’s opera Sukanya which is to be premiered in May 2017 in an Arts Council England supported UK tour in collaboration with the Royal Opera House, London Philharmonic Orchestra and Curve … Read more

Strauss The Last Waltz announced

David Murphy will lead his ensemble Sinfonia Verdi in a one-off special concert at St Albans Cathedral, on 17th September. Featuring Classic FM’s John Suchet as presenter, Murphy and his orchestra will delight in the magnificent music of the Strausses and discover the truth behind Vienna’s extraordinary musical dynasty. The Last Waltz in Concert will … Read more