London Symphony Orchestra

June 9, 1904

Ranald Mackechnie

The London Symphony Orchestra performs over 120 concerts a year and has been named by Gramophone as one of the top five orchestras in the world.

The LSO has an enviable family of artists; conductors include Sir Simon Rattle as Music Director (with Sir Antonio Pappano set to step into the role in 2023), Gianandrea Noseda and François-Xavier Roth as Principal Guest Conductors and Michael Tilson Thomas as Conductor Laureate.

They also have long-standing relationships with some of the leading musicians in the world – Bernard Haitink, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Mitsuko Uchida and Maria João Pires, among many others.

The Orchestra is self-governing and made up of nearly a hundred talented players who also perform regularly as soloists and in chamber groups at LSO St Luke's. The LSO is widely acclaimed by audiences and critics alike.