"It's hard to do anything original with Beethoven..... but you've managed it!"
- John Suchet, Classic FM (Ultimate Beethoven Symphony)
The London Incidental Orchestra is an energetic, innovative ensemble comprised of talented musicians from all walks of life.
It was established primarily to offer performance opportunities to accomplished individuals who have trained as musicians but might have gone on to progress in other fields.
The LIO is accessible, enjoyable and fun for everyone involved.
Although it delivers high quality performances to develop its players, it's not an ensemble for big egos, but for friends that are passionate about music and are keen to show others how amazing it can be.
Slide right to find out What We Do.
After a Covid-enforced hiatus we're back! Please get in touch if you'd like to join or come to a concert.
WHO WE ARE
Alex founded the LIO in 2016 and hasn't looked back. He has a masters degree in orchestral conducting and experience in jazz, opera, non-classical and public speaking. Instrument: Piano
Lottie's day job is the Casting & Harewood Manager at English National Opera. She's also a brilliant violinist and singer. Tipple: Gin & bitter Lemon.
Producer & Concertmaster
John spends his days as the Music Librarian at the London Symphony Orchestra. He's also a freelance violinist and leads the LIO regularly. Fact: Also builds his own guitars!
Fabio is an experienced Orchestra Manager, and is currently working as a producer at the Royal Albert Hall. He helps out when he has a spare minute.
At 11 years old Peter reluctantly started learning the Bassoon, but soon fell in love it with! He spends his working life in the Music Office at Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Fact: Loves doggos.
Polly, a civil-servant by day and Bassoon officiando by night, helps out with the day to day running of the orchestra. Fact: Also a fierce electric bassist!
Ian has a PhD in Music from the University of York and continues to play & teach music in London alongside his work at an accountancy firm. Fact: Loves Christmas hats!
Head of Treats
Alongside her day to day security tasks, Nina ensures our audience and musicians are well looked after. Favourite composer: Borkthoven.