London Philharmonic Orchestra
Vladimir Jurowski, Principal Conductor
Manager: R. Douglas Sheldon
Management Territory: North America
"The London Philharmonic sounded ravishing and startingly transparent. Each chord was audible in all its parts, every solo heard as chamber music." Evening Standard
"...the playing from the LPO strings was ravishing." The Guardian
Recognised today as one of the finest orchestras on the international stage, the London Philharmonic Orchestra was founded in 1932 by Sir Thomas Beecham. Since then, its Principal Conductors have included Sir Adrian Boult, Bernard Haitink, Sir Georg Solti, Klaus Tennstedt and Kurt Masur. In 2007 Vladimir Jurowski became the Orchestra’s twelfth Principal Conductor and in 2008 Yannick Nézet-Séguin was appointed Principal Guest Conductor.
The London Philharmonic Orchestra has been performing at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall since it opened in 1951, becoming Resident Orchestra in 1992. It . . . also has flourishing residencies in Brighton and Eastbourne, and performs regularly around the UK. Each summer it plays for Glyndebourne Festival Opera, where it has been Resident Symphony Orchestra since 1964. The Orchestra also regularly tours abroad: plans for 2012/13 include visits to Spain, Germany, France, Switzerland, the USA and Austria.
In summer 2012 the London Philharmonic Orchestra performed as part of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant on the River Thames, and was also chosen to record all the world’s national anthems for the London 2012 Olympics.
The Orchestra broadcasts regularly on television and radio, and has recorded soundtracks for numerous blockbuster films including The Lord of the Rings trilogy. It has made many distinguished recordings over the years and in 2005 began releasing live, studio and archive recordings on its own CD label.