Entries by LMP

Jeremy Metcalfe

I suppose it was as head chorister in a third-rate church choir, receiving the Fane Trophy, engraved ‘For General Progress’, that I perhaps realised my prospects of being a celebrated musician were to be down-graded. Being ‘the excellent leader’ (Oxford Mail) of the County Youth Orchestra counted for nothing as a student at the Royal […]

Andrew Roberts

ANDREW ROBERTS studied in London with Carl Pini and in New York with Joyce Robbins. Whilst a student, he was principal 2nd violin of the Britten-Pears Orchestra and the European Community Youth Orchestra. In 1981 he was a founder member of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, travelling all over the world and working with conductors […]

Ian Fasham

Ian started playing the tenor trombone at the age of 11, and then joined the Kent County Youth Orchestra on bass trombone in 1974, having been loaned an instrument. He has played at the low end of the section ever since! He went on to study at the Royal College of Music between 1978 and […]

LMP receive new ACE Catalyst grant

  We are thrilled to announce that London Mozart Players (LMP) is the recipient of a Catalyst small grant from the Arts Council of England (ACE); these grants are designed to help create a more sustainable and resilient art and culture sector. This is the second grant LMP has had from ACE in the last […]

LMP reinvents itself ‘triumphantly’

After a wonderful night of music at St John’s Smith Square, with Nicola Benedetti and Leonard Elschenbroich on top form in a thrilling and visceral programme of Beethoven and Brahms, it was gratifying to read Ivan Hewett’s review in the Telegraph which opened with a couple of paragraphs on how the LMP had managed to […]

Neville Osrin appointed new Chairman of London Mozart Players Orchestra Ltd

We are delighted to confirm the appointment of business psychologist and consultant Neville Osrin as the new Chairman of London Mozart Players Orchestra Ltd (LMP) with effect from 1st January 2018. He takes over from Paul Archibald who is stepping down after three years in the role, whilst remaining on the board. Paul, who has […]

Martin Grainger – Sub Principal Horn

Martin was born in Stourbridge in the West Midlands. He read Music at the University of York where he studied the horn with Bob Ashworth, and later at the Royal College of Music in London with Julian Baker Whilst there he was awarded the Sir Arthur Somervell and Manns Prize for brass playing. He spent […]

Sijie (Susie) Chen – Co Leader

Sijie (Susie) Chen Sijie Chen was born in China and moved to the UK when she was 5 years old. She started studying at Chetham’s School of Music when she was still only able to play in first position, and later she led the Chetham’s Symphony Orchestra performing Mahler 6 with Mark Elder. While she […]

Martin Smith – Violin

Martin Smith was an Exhibitioner at the Royal College of Music Junior Department and a scholarship winner at the Royal Academy of Music, where he studied violin with Lionel Bentley and Manoug Parikian. He subsequently studied further with Nicholas Roth and the renowned Russian virtuoso Grigori Zhislin. For some years he was a member of […]

Peter Francomb – Principal Horn

Peter Francomb began playing the horn at the age of ten.  His early studies were in Eastbourne with Jane Allen, and in London with Ifor James and Ron Harris. Early performing experience was gained with the Brighton Youth Orchestra. In 1974, he won a scholarship to the Royal College of Music, where he studied with […]

10 things you might not know about Roald Dahl…

In preparation for our special family concert performance of Roald Dahl’s ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ on Sunday 18 June for the Crystal Palace Overground Festival, I thought I’d put together this little list of facts about Roald Dahl that you might not know! Along with my trusty young ambassador Sarah Posner – and a little help […]

Inaugural #LMPOnTheMove launches in Croydon

London Mozart Players are delighted  to announce the launch of their new tour series #LMPOnTheMove, running May-July 2017. Featuring 5 specially-curated musical experiences, the ensemble aims to take orchestral-music making to new audiences across the South London community, and in the process reach people of all ages, backgrounds and musical interests. The series includes some of the […]