Hire the LPO

One of the world's finest orchestras, the London Philharmonic Orchestra is globally renowned for its versatility, be it in the concert hall, the opera house or the recording studio. The LPO has collaborated with the world's finest conductors, soloists and composers and is also well regarded for supporting the next generation of artists. The LPO has a strong track record of delivering ambitious performance and recording projects in a wide range of musical styles.

Hire the LPO

In the recording studio

The LPO has an extensive back catalogue of high quality audio right from its first recordings with Sir Henry Wood just three days after its inaugural concert in 1932. We have worked with all the major labels as well as independent producers and are broadcast regularly on television and radio. On record, outstanding interpretations of core repertoire sit alongside newly composed works. The variety of our studio work spans from video game music, to adverts and film soundtracks (The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Iron Man 3, Lawrence of Arabia, Dogma, East is East to name a few). The LPO also provided the soundtrack to London 2012 by recording all 204 National Anthems for the Olympic and Paralympic games. 

'In 2001, when I started recording The Fellowship of the Ring… I knew the players well, and I knew the sound of the orchestra… I knew the sound that I could create with that orchestra. So all the music for the trilogy was essentially created for the London Phil.'

Howard Shore on The Lord of the Rings

MINI horn section

MINI horn section

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Greatest Video Game Music

Greatest Video Game Music

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The Hobbit soundtrack

The Hobbit soundtrack

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In concert

The London Philharmonic players are 'like a Porsche – vibrant and youthful, and they can pull off anything.'

Anne-Sophie Mutter

The London Philharmonic Orchestra performs to the highest artistic standards all over the world, working with globally renowned artists and reaching out to the broadest possible audience. We are known for our adventurous programming and versatility. In addition to its core season, the LPO is regularly engaged to perform for a wide variety of events across many different genres including choral, opera, chamber, contemporary and cross-art forms. Some of the artists that the LPO has collaborated with in recent years include Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Centre Jazz Orchestra, Ray Davies (The Kinks), Katherine Jenkins, Alfie Boe, Angelique Kidjo, Anoushka Shankar, AR Rahman and Michael Morpurgo.

Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant

Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant

In summer 2012 the LPO performed as part of The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Pageant on the River Thames.

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To find out the LPO’s availability and to get a costing, contact:

Roanna Gibson or Graham Wood via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or phone one of us on 020 7840 4218.

Private events

We can also provide live music for a business event, from full orchestra to quartets or a soloist. Our experienced team can plan and deliver a stunning event at glamorous locations within London or further afield. If you’d like to host an exclusive corporate entertainment with our musicians contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Corporate Relations Manager, on 020 7840 4210.