Symphonova™ is at the forefront of the current revolution in music creation. We are driven by the vision of harnessing digital power and capabilities in the service of human creativity. Our mission is to provide creators with powerful tools to shape high quality and emotionally meaningful experiences for their audiences. Towards that end, we’ve developed a collection of technologies including hardware for sound quality and software for creating musical expression. 

Our latest development is the patented Espressivo software, which enables us to capture the nuances of musical expression of recorded musicians and apply it to virtual instruments. The software has been used in a series of commercial recordings of orchestral scores for films and in backing tracks for songs. We are excited to be part of the “Rekindling Suppressed Music” Project.  The three-year project consists of recording and actively disseminating suppressed orchestral music published by Donemus and written by Jewish composers that were persecuted by the Nazi’s, along with other compositions that were banned and are currently lost. The recording and performances of a large number of orchestral scores is made possible by using the innovative Symphonova technologies.

Symphonova Versatile Acoustic System (SVAS™) creates variable acoustics that optimises audiences’ immersive experience and provides artists with freedom to shape their performance in relation to the acoustics. The SVAS has been used in venues in the UK, Canada and the US. 

When combined, Symphonova technologies enable a small group of musicians led by a conductor to perform the largest scores in places that could never host a traditional symphony orchestra. Our pioneering Symphonova Orchestra, led by inventor and conductor Shelley Katz, has engaged in a series of successful performances and recording projects and collaborates with a growing number of composers who are excited by the myriad of opportunities presented by Symphonova’s unique capabilities.

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The Team


  • Flautist (Rubin Academy)
  • PhD (Performance Studies), Kings College London
  • Edison Fellow, British Library Sound Archive
  • Artistic Director, Clare Hall, Cambridge University


Technical & Artistic Director
  • Pianist & conductor (The Juilliard School)
  • PhD (Tonmeister), University of Surrey
  • Author of numerous granted patents,  including the Symphonova Stem Production Patent


Score Production Director
  • Composer (University of Music and Performing Arts, Graz)
  • Virtual instruments artist
  • Author of Symphonova Stem Production Patent