Surrey Mozart Players

About Us

The Surrey Mozart Players is a chamber orchestra, founded and directed in the early

1970s by Richard Temple-Savage. It has earned a well-deserved reputation for imaginative,

exciting and entertaining programmes, featuring repertoire from Baroque and Classical, to

modern masterpieces, and including premiers of newly-commissioned works.

Members are drawn from talented amateur and semi-professional musicians living in or around the

Surrey area. After its founder retired, the orchestra appointed Paul Hoskins as Musical

Director in 1992, a post he held until 2002, as well as working with such established

conductors as Peter Stark and Robin Ticciati. From 2006, the orchestra enjoyed an extensive

12-year collaboration with Kenneth Woods, whose tenure came to an end in June 2018.

It has always been SMP policy to give a platform to and encourage emerging young soloists

and the orchestra has lately had the pleasure of performing with Peter Facer, Emmanuel Bach,

Alexei Watkins, Giacomo Susani, Ionel Manciu, Ben Tarlton, Lucy Humphris and Daniel de

Borah. It has also been the orchestra’s privilege to work with other internationally renowned

artists: Nicola Benedetti, Alexander Sitkovetsky, Chloe Hanslip, Laura van der Heijden, James

Brawn, Mark Bebbington, Julian Jacobson, Simon Desbruslais, Louise Alder and Michael