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London Symphony Orchestra

June 9, 1904


London, England

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The London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) performed a majority of the score for the Star Wars films. John Williams, the composer, acted as guest conductor for the orchestra during the recordings.

Founded on June 9, 1904, in London, England, the LSO stands strong at about 100 members and regularly tours around the world. In addition to soundtrack pieces, the symphony performs classical and some pop music.

As well as working on the Star Wars scores, the LSO has recorded for films such as Harry Potter and Raiders of the Lost Ark, both with scores by John Williams, along with Braveheart, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Eragon, and many others.



First ViolinsEdit

  • Gordan Nikolitch (Leader)
  • Roman Simovic (Leader)
  • Tomo Keller (Assistant Leader)
  • Carmine Lauri (Co-Leader)
  • Lennox Mackenzie (Sub-Leader)
  • Robin Brightman
  • Nigel Broadbent
  • Ginette Decuyper
  • Jörg Hammann
  • Maxine Kwok-Adams
  • Claire Parfitt
  • Elizabeth Pigram
  • Laurent Quenelle
  • Harriet Rayfield
  • Colin Renwick
  • Ian Rhodes
  • Sylvain Vasseur
  • David Worswick

Second ViolinsEdit

  • David Alberman and Evgeny Grach (Principals)
  • Tom Norris (Co-Principal)
  • Sarah Quinn (Sub-Principal)
  • Miya Ichinose
  • David Ballesteros
  • Richard Blayden
  • Matthew Gardner
  • Belinda McFarlane
  • Iwona Muszynska
  • Philip Nolte
  • Andrew Pollock
  • Paul Robson
  • Stephen Rowlinson
  • Louise Shackelton


  • Paul Silverthorne and Edward Vanderspar (Principals)
  • Gillianne Haddow (Co-Principal)
  • Malcolm Johnston (Sub-Principal)
  • Maxine Moore
  • Regina Beukes
  • Lander Echevarria
  • Richard Holttum
  • Robert Turner
  • Jonathan Welch
  • Natasha Wright
  • Gina Zagni


  • Tim Hugh (Principal)
  • Rebecca Gilliver (Principal)
  • Minat Lyons (Co-Principal)
  • Alastair Blayden (Sub-Principal)
  • Jennifer Brown
  • Mary Bergin
  • Noel Bradshaw
  • Hilary Jones
  • Amanda Truelove
  • Eve-Marie Caravassilis
  • David Gardner

Double BassesEdit

  • Rinat Ibragimov (Principal)
  • Joel Quarrington (Principal)
  • Colin Paris (Co-Principal)
  • Nicholas Worters (Sub-Principal)
  • Patrick Laurence
  • Axel Bouchaux
  • Michael Francis
  • Matthew Gibson
  • Tom Goodman
  • Gerald Newson


  • Gareth Davies (Principal)


  • Sharon Williams (Principal)


  • Emanuel Abbühl and Kieron Moore (Principals)
  • John Lawley

Cor AnglaisEdit

  • Christine Pendrill (Principal)


  • Andrew Marriner (Principal)
  • Chi-Yu Mo

Eb ClarinetEdit

  • Chi-Yu Mo (Principal)


  • Rachel Gough (Principal)
  • Joost Bosdijk


  • Dominic Morgan


  • Timothy Jones (Principal)
  • Angela Barnes
  • John Ryan (Co-Principal)
  • Jonathan Lipton


  • Phillip Cobb (Principal)
  • Rod Franks (Principal)
  • Gerald Ruddock
  • Nigel Gomm
  • Adam Palczewski


  • Dudley Bright (Principal)
  • Katy Jones (Co-Principal)
  • James Maynard

Bass TromboneEdit

  • Paul Milner (Principal)


  • Patrick Harrild (Principal)


  • Neil Percy (Principal)
  • David Jackson


  • Nigel Thomas (Principal)


  • Bryn Lewis (Principal)
  • Karen Vaughan (Co-Principal)


  • John Alley (Principal)

Principals EmeritusEdit

Member EmeritusEdit

  • Robert Retallick

Honorary MembersEdit

  • Alfonso Aijon OBE
  • Alderman Sir Robert Finch
  • Sir Clive Gillinson CBE
  • Jack Maxwell JP
  • Jane Moss
  • Ian Stoutzker OBE


See AlsoEdit

External linksEdit

Real-world music
The Phantom Menace · Attack of the Clones · Revenge of the Sith
A New Hope · The Empire Strikes Back · Return of the Jedi
The Force Awakens · Ewoks · The Clone Wars · The Clone Wars Seasons 1–6
Shadows of the Empire · Republic Commando · Knights of the Old Republic
Knights of the Old Republic II · Forces of Corruption · The Force Unleashed
The Force Unleashed II · The Old Republic
Original Soundtrack Anthology · Star Wars: The Ultimate Vinyl Collection
Star Wars: The Ultimate Soundtrack Edition · Star Wars: The Ultimate Digital Collection
John Williams · Joel McNeely · Clint Bajakian · Peter Bernstein · Jesse Harlin · Mark Griskey
Frank Klepacki · Jeremy Soule · Joseph Williams · Jerry Hey · Kevin Kiner · Michael Giacchino · Chris Hülsbeck
London Symphony Orchestra · London Voices
City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra · Maurice Murphy · Royal Scottish National Orchestra
New London Children's Choir · Seattle Sinfonia Orchestra
Sheet music books
The Phantom Menace · Attack of the Clones · Revenge of the Sith
Music from the Star Wars Trilogy: Special Edition · Selections from Star Wars
Star Wars: A Musical Journey: Episodes I-VI · Star Wars Episodes I, II & III Instrumental Solos
Star Wars for Beginning Piano Solo
Music Videos
"Lapti Nek" The Music Video from Jabba's Palace · The Duel of the Fates · A Hero Falls
Bantha Music · Christmas in the Stars · Tusken Music

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