The LSO Story


The LSO has spent 110 years at the forefront of orchestral life in London.

London's Symphony Orchestra

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

The LSO has an enviable family of artists; our conductors include Sir Simon Rattle as Music Director Designate, Gianandrea Noseda and Daniel Harding as Principal Guest Conductors, François-Xavier Roth as Principal Guest Conductor Designate, Michael Tilson Thomas as Conductor Laureate, and André Previn as Conductor Emeritus.

We 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, amongst 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.