Uniquely groundbreaking and exhilarating to watch and hear, the London Philharmonic Orchestra has been celebrated as one of the world’s great orchestras since Sir Thomas Beecham founded it in 1932. We aim to bring wonder to the modern world and cement our position as a leading orchestra for the 21st century.
Our home is at the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall. You’ll also find us at our resident venues in Brighton, Eastbourne and Saffron Walden, and on tour throughout the UK and internationally. Each summer we’re resident at Glyndebourne Festival Opera, and you’ll find us online on Marquee TV. We also release live, studio and archive recordings on our own label, and are the world’s most-streamed orchestra.
We’re committed to inspiring the next generation of musicians and music-lovers and we’re passionate about equipping schools and teachers through schools’ concerts, resources and training. Reflecting our values of collaboration and inclusivity, our OrchLab and Open Sound Ensemble projects offer music-making opportunities for adults and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.
Today’s young instrumentalists are the orchestral members of the future. Our LPO Junior Artists and LPO Conducting Fellowship programmes are creating pathways into the profession for young artists from under-represented communities, and our LPO Young Composers and Foyle Future Firsts schemes support the next generation of professional musicians.