Cadenza - Play with real orchestras that listen to you by Sonation (Universal)
Released: Oct 6, 2014
Version: 3.1.2
Size: 20 MB
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Cadenza - Play with real orchestras that listen to you

For musicians with passion. Cadenza accompanies you with real orchestras that fit your unique playing, in real time. With Cadenza you'll have more fun playing music than you ever thought possible—and it's all free!

“Seriously addicting.” – Tina Guo, cellist

“I was blown away.” – Johannes Moser, International soloist

“Best New App” - App Store

As seen in: BBC Music, Popular Science, The Boston Globe

“Playing with orchestral accompaniment was a luxury and felt surprisingly collaborative. … The sound quality was impressive. This app comes highly recommended”
- The Strad


- Connect a speaker (or use earbuds)
- Choose an instrument and some music
- Tap "play" and you'll see your part
- Start playing and a real orchestra surrounds you!

Play naturally. Whether you slow down or push ahead, Cadenza will understand your expression and fit the orchestra to you. Cadenza automatically turns pages for you, too.


Record yourself. Adjust the balance. Export to Facebook, Google Drive, Photos, etc. You can also record directly in GarageBand on your device and enjoy even greater control.


Concertos, movie themes, music from Suzuki* Violin, Cello and Viola books 1-4, chamber music, and orchestral excerpts. Our music is recorded by real musicians, including the Stuttgart Symphony, Russian Philharmonic, Berklee alumni, and more.


“My initial reaction was, ‘Wow. How is this possible?’ After that, it was ‘Where have you been all my life!’ I just find it incredible how, for instance, I can do as much rubato as I want and, somehow, the orchestra is able to just follow. That is remarkably useful when practicing or performing with the app.”
– Njioma G., Violin student

“I use Cadenza nearly every day in my studio. My students love it.”
– Kurt Sassmannshaus, Violin Faculty, Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

"It felt like I was playing in Carnegie Hall with an orchestra behind me!"
– Emma B., Violin student

“Get it! — It’s the game-changer we have been waiting for!”
– Veee1682


- Define and save your own sections
- Change the tuning of the accompaniment
- Change the overall tempo
- Make the accompaniment earlier or later to eliminate lagging or rushing
- Listen to the accompaniments without playing along


Any instrument works with Cadenza as long as it can produce the notes and rhythms notated. Cadenza is designed for violin, viola, cello, flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, trumpet, and French horn, but people have used all sorts of instruments with Cadenza—including piano, mandolin and even nose flute!

Over 300 free tracks, including:

• Rey's Theme (Star Wars)
• Theme from Schindler's List
• In Dreams (Lord of the Rings)
• Hedwig's Theme (Harry Potter)
• Princess Leia's Theme (Star Wars)
• Bach Minuet in G
• Vivaldi Violin Concerto in A
• Bach Double Violin Concerto
• Meditation from Thaïs
• Vivaldi Four Seasons
• Beethoven Spring Sonata
• Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
• Elgar Cello Concerto
• Mendelssohn Violin concerto
• Hoffmeister Viola Concerto
• Dvorak Cello Concerto
• Mozart Flute Concertos
• Vivaldi Oboe Concerto in D Minor
• Mozart Clarinet Concerto
• Vivaldi Bassoon Concertos
• Haydn Trumpet Concerto
• Star Wars, Imperial March
• Mozart Horn Concertos
• Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 - Horn solo
... and more!


- Instagram: cadenza_app
- Facebook: sonaCadenza
- YouTube: sonaCadenza


Cadenza is built on best-in-class, NSF-funded research on automatic accompaniment. Its machine-learning, predictive, AI technology makes Cadenza the most musical, precise, and fun accompaniment technology on the planet.

Created at Harvard Innovation Lab, UMass, Indiana University, and New England Conservatory.

*Cadenza is not affiliated with the International Suzuki Association. Music in Cadenza that appears in Suzuki publications is in the public domain. All recordings are used with permission.

What's new in version 3.1.2
Fixed an issue preventing older iPads from playing sound.
Our verdict: Good
  • + Cadenza - Play with real orchestras that listen to you is a highly rated app (4-star).
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