Who's who in the Orchestra

Musicians of the London Philharmonic Orchestra

The musicians of the Orchestra are among the best orchestral players from across the world – representing over 20 different countries, they truly reflect the international outlook of the Orchestra. Many players hold professorships at the UK's music colleges and conservatoires, and perform as acclaimed chamber musicians and soloists alongside their orchestral careers.

Player photos commissioned by the LPO and photographed by Benjamin Ealovega.

First Violins

Pieter Schoeman

Chair supported by Neil Westreich

Leader

Vesselin Gellev

Sub-Leader

Chair supported by John and Angela Kessler

Ilyoung Chae

Chair supported by Moya Greene

Ji Hyun Lee

Katalin Varnagy

Chair supported by Sonja Drexler

Catherine Craig

Thomas Eisner

Tina Gruenberg

Martin Höhmann

Geoffrey Lynn

Chair supported by Caroline, Jamie & Zander Sharp

Robert Pool

Sarah Streatfeild

Yang Zhang

Second Violins

Jeongmin Kim

Joseph Maher

Kate Birchall

Chair supported by David and Victoria Graham Fuller

Nancy Elan

Lorenzo Gentili-Tedeschi

Fiona Higham

Nynke Hijlkema

Marie-Anne Mairesse

Ashley Stevens

Violas

Cyrille Mercier

Robert Duncan

Gregory Aronovich

Katharine Leek

Susanne Martens

Benedetto Pollani

Emmanuella Reiter

Laura Vallejo

Cellos

Kristina Blaumane

Principal

Pei-Jee Ng

Co-Principal

Francis Bucknall

Laura Donoghue

Santiago Sabino Carvalho

David Lale

Susanna Riddell

Sue Sutherley

Elizabeth Wiklander

Double Basses

Kevin Rundell

Principal

Laurence Lovelle

George Peniston

Richard Lewis

Flutes

Sue Thomas

Stewart McIlwham

Piccolo

Stewart McIlwham

Principal

Oboes

lan Hardwick

Principal

Alice Munday

Sue Bohling

Cor Anglais

Sue Bohling

Principal

Chair supported by Julian & Gill Simmonds

Clarinets

Robert Hill

Principal

Thomas Watmough

Paul Richards

E flat Clarinet

Thomas Watmough

Principal

Bass Clarinet

Paul Richards

Principal

Bassoons

Gareth Newman

Simon Estell

Contra Bassoon

Simon Estell

Principal

Horns

John Ryan

Principal

David Pyatt

Principal

Martin Hobbs

Mark Vines

Co-Principal

Gareth Mollison

Trumpets

Paul Beniston

Principal

Anne McAneney

Chair supported by Geoff and Meg Mann

Nicholas Betts

Co-Principal

Trombones

Mark Templeton

Principal

David Whitehouse

Bass Trombone

Lyndon Meredith

Principal

Tuba

Lee Tsarmaklis

Principal

Timpani

Simon Carrington

Principal

Percussion

Andrew Barclay

Principal

Chair supported by Andrew Davenport

Henry Baldwin

Co-Principal

Keith Millar

Harp

Rachel Masters

Principal

Chair supported by Friends of the Orchestra

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