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About Us

The Liverpool Mozart Orchestra is one of the UK’s leading 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, the LMO works with renowned soloists and conductors, which over its long history have included

Zubin Mehta, Sir Charles Groves, Guy Woolfenden, Peter Donohoe, its Conductor Laureate Mark Heron and its President Sir Simon Rattle.  The LMO also has a long-standing tradition of offering a platform for talented young musicians near the beginning of their professional careers, and as well as close relationships with players in the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the orchestra has close ties to the Royal Northern College of Music and Chetham’s School of Music.

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 bass,  second bassoon and timpani.  As 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 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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