British Britten Sinfonia. One of Europé’s most celebrated and innovative groups, Britten Sinfonia features some of the finest chamber musicians and soloists. The orchestra is widely praised for the quality of its performance and intelligent approach to concert programming, which is centred around the development of its players. Uniquely, it does not have a principal conductor or artistic director but chooses to work with a range of the finest international guest artists from across the musical spectrum, as suited to each particular project. The orchestra has received awards including a Gramophone Award and in 2007 won the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Ensemble Award in recognition for its work.