Session Information

SV sessions are held at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester every Thursday evening during term time.


5:15-6:00pm Music Workshops

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



SV Orchestra

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!

Concerts and Events

A concert is held at the RNCM 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 RNCM concerts, members of Special Virtuosi have played at a number of events across Greater Manchester. See below for some examples:

  • 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 2017

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

Didsbury Arts Festival 2015
Chorlton Arts Festival 2016
Drumroots Workshop.