Roma Bridging Sounds Orchestra

The Roma Bridging Sounds Orchestra (RBSO) is the first Roma Youth Orchestra in the UK!

RBSO is a unique initiative developed from the need to train young, talented, Roma musicians in a culturally diverse and inclusive environment. RBSO builds bridges between Roma and non-Roma young musicians through the power of learning and playing music together which results in a brilliant fusion of Roma sounds.

Roma people have rich traditions, deeply rooted in their distinct musical influences from across Eastern Europe and passed down through generations. Musicians in the RBSO have the opportunity to explore these styles and combine them with traditional Western music styles.

This project is supported by the Arts Council and is being delivered in partnership with the Roma Support Group.

Jack Petchey FoundationNational Foundation For Youth MusicArts Council England