London City Philharmonic was founded by Olsi Qinami who is the Conductor & Music director of the Orchestra and founding member Chiawen Kiew.

The London City Philharmonic is a newly founded orchestra that is dedicated to providing young composers with an opportunity to have their works performed, also, providing performance opportunities to young soloists. The London City Philharmonic does this through concerts that combine lesser-known works with more established repertoire. In doing so, the London City Philharmonic supports the musical community by providing performance opportunities to young musicians, promoting contemporary works, and making such works more approachable by complementing them with the standard classical music repertoire that is more familiar to the broader public.

Upcoming Events

Details of our next concert on 5th October are here.

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In the 2018/2019 season, London City Philharmonic will perform the UK premiere of three works by upcoming young composers:

  • Fredrik Gran "Pictures of Fields Without Fences"

  • Branka Popovic "Stardust"

  • Martina Tomner "Tempelmusik"


Video Excerpts

Brahms Symphony No. 4 Excerpts

Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin

Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night's Dream Overture excerpt