Our Sessions


Music workshops


5:15 - 6:00pm

A creative musicianship session incorporating a variety of games, composition skills and singing. Each term has its own topic or theme.

Special Virtuosi Orchestra


6:15 - 7:00pm

Everybody is welcome to join in the orchestra and those who do not play an orchestral instrument have a variety of percussion instruments to play - no prior experience is necessary!


Every Thursday during term time (see term dates below)
5:15 - 7:00pm


Royal Northern College of Music
124 Oxford Road
Manchester M13 9RD

Concerts and events

A concert is held at the end of each term to showcase the students' achievements. This is also the opportunity to hear the orchestra, solo performances and smaller chamber groups performing a variety of musical genres.

In addition to our end of term concerts, members of Special Virtuosi have played at a number of external events across the UK.

  • TES Education and Special Needs North Exhibition

  • GMEX Manchester People First Birthday Celebration

  • European Athletics Championships 2007 Opening Ceremony

  • National Autistic Society Conference

  • Trafford Carers Centre Party

  • Didsbury Arts Festival 2015

  • Chorlton Arts Festival 2016

  • Rhinegold Music & Drama Education Expo, London 2017

If you would like Special Virtuosi to provide musicians for your event, please contact us via our contact page.

Chorlton Arts Festival 2016

Chorlton Arts Festival 2016

Rhinegold Music & Drama Education Expo 2017

Rhinegold Music & Drama Education Expo 2017