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About Us

The Liverpool Mozart Orchestra is one of the UK’s foremost amateur orchestras.  Its members include experienced players from a wide range of occupational backgrounds, many of them professional music teachers and musicians.   

Founded in 1951 by Liverpool University graduates David Dutch and Peter Rockliff with the objective of recruiting the finest amateur players to give high quality performances, the LMO also aims to perform a wide range of repertoire, from baroque to contemporary works, and to provide a platform for soloists,  conductors and composers in the early stages of their careers.  Over the decades the LMO has worked with some renowned soloists and conductors, including the orchestra's president Sir Simon Rattle. Its past music directors have included Zubin Mehta, Guy Woolfenden and Mark Heron.  The LMO's current chief conductor Robin Wallington began his tenure in the 2023/24 season.  The orchestra's main home is The Tung Auditorium but the orchestra also regularly performs choral works in the Metropolitan Cathedral and Liverpool Cathedral.

Join the orchestra

If you are interested in applying to join the LMO please email details of your music qualifications and experience to:

We currently have specific vacancies for double bassAs a chamber orchestra we do not have permanent positions for trombones, 3rd & 4th horns, harp or percussion however we would be interested in applications for players of those instruments.

We also welcome, at any time, approaches from string players playing to a high standard looking to join us.  Our requirements for strings may change from concert to concert and season to season.

Successful candidates will be experienced players who, in addition to playing at a high standard (absolute minimum Grade 8 ASB+ or equivalent), are able to give the orchestra the necessary commitment across its season of concerts.  Shortlisted applicants will normally be invited to play in rehearsals and one or more concerts with the orchestra as part of the selection process and appointment will be on a trial basis initially.



Support us

The Liverpool Mozart Orchestra is a registered charity.  It receives no public funding and is dependent on the support of its sponsor, patrons, audience and members to enable it to continue to perform at the highest level and with professional conductors and soloists.

If you would be interested in sponsoring the orchestra, becoming a patron or just want to make a one off donation please contact our chairman, Jonny Stone, at  The Patrons Scheme was started to commemorate our 60th anniversary and starts at just £100.  All donations benefit from Gift Aid.

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