Meet our musicians
"As an autistic person, I struggled to talk to new people and make friends, but coming to the first NOFA Summer Course back in 2011 gave me the perfect opportunity to meet other people my age with a common interest – music. NOFA has such a valuable impact on everyone involved with it – it’s inspiring because it doesn’t matter where you have come from, what you know or what you can do, there’s a place for you in this orchestra, and you can be a part of something bigger to make amazing music ... It’s given me the confidence to go to university ... I would love to come back and help other NOFA players feel as good about themselves as I do now."
- Sarah, NOFA violinist 2011-2015
"We are all there to play music because we love it... and that makes me feel good because you know you are not the only one who likes music."
Read Ben's story here
"I have wanted to come back every single year because of the thrill and adrenaline pumping feeling I get from the end of course concert."
Read Nazar's story here
"One word: confidence. I’m just much more confident as a person directly because of NOFA."
Read Charley's story here
"It’s not so much 'Get this right' as 'Let's work together and get it right'."
Read Edward's story here
"I learned how to be confident, committed, focused and dedicated."
Read Deronne's story here
Orchestras for All is registered with the Charity Commission in England and Wales
Charity Registration Number 1150438