Cadenza - The orchestra that follows you.

Developer: Sonation

Current Version: 2.0.6

Last Updated: 4 years ago

Download Size: 4.5 MB - Download


Play the world's best-loved music on your instrument with a real orchestra accompanying you. Cadenza listens to you, anticipates how you’re going to play and accompanies you in real time. Play Bach, Beethoven, Bruch, Brahms, Mozart, Haydn, Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi and more. Buy additional music from our in-app store.

Just pick up your instrument and play. It couldn’t be easier. Slow down, speed up, hold a fermata - the orchestra will be right with you. You can even train Cadenza to fit even more closely to your style.

In addition to the fully-functional free version that adapts to your playing, you can upgrade to:

• Create your own rehearsal sections for each piece
• Fine tune Cadenza's accuracy for even better performance


"Using Cadenza was one of the most amazing experiences, as a violinist. It felt like I was playing in Carnegie Hall with an orchestra behind me. If you are a musician, you are absolutely going to love this app!"

Emma B.
Violin student, Interlochen Arts Camp

"I kept looking over my shoulder to see if there really was an orchestra behind me!"

Isabel Dimoff
Cello student, Eastern Music Festival

“Fantastic! This is a great tool for my students.”

Nathan Hughes

Principal Oboe, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Faculty, The Juilliard School

“Amazing! Students really learn how to fit their sound in with the colors of the orchestra--and they love playing with it, too.”

Victoria Chiang
Artist Faculty, Viola
Peabody Conservatory
The Aspen Music Festival

"I really enjoy playing with it ... and I'm going to spend all my time playing concertos in my room!"

Trevor Chun
Violin student, Eastern Music Festival

“It is my dream to be able to play with orchestra, any time I want, wherever I go... I believe we're close to that dream now that we have this incredible software.”

Yoo-jin Cho
Violin student, The Juilliard School

Cadenza uses recordings of real orchestras (not samples or MIDI instruments) recorded throughout Europe over the past sixty years by Music Minus One.

Available instruments: Violin, viola, cello, flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, trumpet, French horn

Over 50 classics and growing, including:

• Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
• Mendelssohn Violin concerto
• Massenet Meditation from Thais
• Hoffmeister Viola Concerto
• Dvorak Cello Concerto
• Mozart Flute Concertos
• Vivaldi Oboe Concerto in D Minor
• Mozart Clarinet Concerto
• Vivaldi Bassoon Concertos
• Haydn Trumpet Concerto
• Mozart Horn Concerto

• Choose whether to play a whole movement or just a section
• Customize your own sections (requires upgrade)

• Record and save your performances to share with others.

Cadenza frees you to explore music and to discover the heart of music.


Release Notes:

Fixed a bug that prevented some people from accessing the music store.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 2.0.5
Review by Gwie

Superb app! - I’ve been looking for something like this for a long time, it’s great to see musicians and programmers collaborating to make this possible. This software really is for advanced players, and when I say that, I mean that it isn’t of very much use yet to beginning and intermediate musicians who are not yet playing the major concerto repertoire for their instruments. I’m sure that in time that material will be added as the product matures. For example, if you are a violinist and are familiar with the Suzuki Method, other than the Bach Double Concerto (which appears in books 4/5), if you aren’t past Suzuko Books 9 and 10, the chances are you probably haven’t played the majority of the works available for the instrument. As a violin teacher who works with students on lots of this music (Mendelssohn, Bruch, Lalo, Mozart, etc.) this app is a fantastic teaching tool!

Found helpful by 5 out of 5 people
Version 2.0.6
Review by mastermindmusics

CRAP!!!!! - I got so excited to be able to play violin romance as if i was the soloist But to my dismay the conductor is deaf. When I CAN get it to start correctly on time, by the fifth measure it holds on the b flat and doesnt continue with me. SOOOOOOOOO disappointed. Glad I didnt pay for it. Really sad :(

Found helpful by 3 out of 5 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 2.0.6
Review by Conservatory Student

Had Potential…. - This app had the Potential to be great. It was the answer to what I had been searching for and spent $40 dollars on music and upgrades; however, despite its pros, the shortcomings were a bit too irritable for me. 1. The Orchestra’s volume is way too soft. Even when plugged to External speakers, there is no increase in volume. Dissapointing… 2. Because of the problems in #1, I used headphones, something bugged the third time I used it and blasted an immensely loud static into my ears. Not a good thing to be exposed to when you are a musician. My ears are still ringing… 3. The orchestra does not go any slower. If the tempo is a Presto then the orchestra expects a presto, please make tempo adjustable so that slow/ comprehensive rehearsals that allow us to practice more comprehensively can be possible. Please keep developing this app. It has lots of extraordinary benefits, yet the bugs still need to be worked on. I don’t want to be exposed to any loud static noises via In-ear earbuds that has potential to impair hearing. As you keep improving, I will resume to purchase music from you, as this is a great tool for learning. Sincerely, Conservatory Student

Found helpful by 7 out of 9 people
Version 2.0.6
Review by trptgk

A great practice tool and a great start - The first statement in the product description, claiming it is the first and only product to follow or anticipate is untrue- SmartMusic does this and has been for years. However, SM does NOT use real orchestral recordings for accompaniments. That makes this stand out and gives it great promise. I would like to see: *Full screeen compatibilty. *The ability to purchase full pieces, not only movements. *More repertoire. *Expanded instrument list to include trombone & tuba. This is off to a GREAT start.

Found helpful by 22 out of 23 people
Version 2.0.6
Review by Pepito ricardo

Great App - This app is fantastic and indcredibly useful. My only complaint is that there is no Saint Saens Violin Concerto No. 3 available to purchased.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people