L'Avventura London
Žak Ozmo, Director

In addition to the London Community Baroque Orchestra, L’Avventura’s own educational programme, the group also provides support in furthering the early music and historically informed performances on both original and modern instruments at the University of Hull. Members of L’Avventura London are all highly trained and internationally recognized experts in their field who provide coaching to individual students and student ensembles, play alongside students in both the University and external performances as needed, and present professional performances at the University of Hull thus providing opportunities for the students to get insight into a variety of Renaissance, Baroque and early Classical repertoire.

Read more about Early Music Studies at the University of Hull here

London Community Baroque Orchestra (LCBO)

Now in its fifth term, London Community Baroque Orchestra has quickly emerged as one of London’s leading music education initiatives. Founded and directed by Dr Žak Ozmo as a partnership between L’Avventura London and the Foundling Museum (Bloomsbury, London), the orchestra provides training in historical performance practice to its members (including regular rehearsals, coaching, workshops, and lectures on various relevant topics) and presents high-level musical performances.

LCBO offers a fun and educational environment in which participants can explore Baroque music along with other interested musicians, and work on musical repertoire consisting of both much-loved masterpieces and new discoveries (including those contained in the Foundling's one-of-a-kind Gerald Coke Handel Collection).

The orchestra is coached and musically supported by members of period-instrument ensemble L’Avventura London, in addition to other prominent guest artists. LCBO membership is open to amateur adult musicians Grade 5 and above, students, and young professionals pending an audition. Rehearsals are held on Saturdays, in the Picture Gallery, 10.30am-1.30 pm. ‘Modern’ instruments are welcome, and we tune to Baroque pitch A= 415.

L’Avventura London is delighted to announce a new partnership with the University of London, Goldsmiths, which will enable Goldsmiths’ students to supplement their learning through our educational offerings and industry internships.

Term Dates

Spring Term 2014:

Rehearsals (all at the Foundling Museum):

February: 1, 8, 15, 22
March: 1, 8, 15, 22
April:5, 12

End of Term Concert: April 13 at 3.00pm

Membership fee: £80 per term
Students concession: £60 per term

To book call 020 7841 3600 or drop into the museum.

For any immediate questions or to set up an audition please contact Zak Ozmo at

LCBO details on Foundling Museum website