The North Sea Radio Orchestra was founded in Summer 2002 by Craig and Sharron Fortnam.
The Orchestra was originally formed to perform Craig Fortnam's
was trained at Dartington College of Arts
, graduating in 1990, and never ceased to compose despite the attraction of pop.Since leaving Dartington, he has had pieces performed by esteemed groups such as the Kreutzer Quarter and the Britten Sinfonia. The North Sea Radio Orchestra
has reinforced links between writers, singers and musicians on a prolific London scene drawing in members from surrounding projects and creating the opportunity, for some, to indulge in something classical in nature whether composing, performing or both.The Orchestra is committed to exposing the strength of the new British composers involved, to continue to premiere new works and to keep on growing.In the beginning, there were just eight musicians, now there are twenty members forming the Orchestra and the expanding North Sea Chorus.The North Sea Radio Orchestra
premieres works by Craig Fortnam
, William D Drake and James Larcombe.