About Us

Who are we?

The Soloists of London is one of the finest and most prestigious string ensembles in the UK.

British musicians of wide international acclaim come together to perform a vibrant and diverse high-class repertoire while standing without a conductor. The members of The Soloists of London come from performing for well-known world-class orchestras, such as London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, English Chamber Orchestra, and Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera. We aspire to spread our love and passion for chamber music by giving world-class performances that inspire and attract a wider public.

Aside from our performance schedule, we are pledged to nurturing artistic talent. We take part in different artistic and professional development projects to help young musicians to reach their full potential.

Artistic career

Founded in 2003 by the double bass player Matthew Coman, The Soloists of London has performed all over the world to great popular and critical acclaim. We have played for international royalty and heads of state, such as Queen Elizabeth, Pope John Paul I and Queen Sofía of Spain. We have also collaborated and performed with world-class artists, such as Sir Paul McCartney, Pavarotti, Madonna, Barbara Hendrix, Diana Ross, Sting and José Carrera.

We have recorded famous soundtracks of Oscar-winning films, including ‘Lord of the Rings’ and ‘Harry Potter’, and many other soundtracks for television and radio in countries all over the world. Since our founding, The Soloists of London has developed an ongoing and enriching artistic relationship with Spain. We have been invited to play in a number of events and festivals across the country, including Quincena Musical de San Sebastián, Trujillo International Music Festival, Pedraza Festival and Segovia International Festival.

Over the years we have also established and developed a long-standing collaborative relationship with some of the most prestigious Spanish soloists, including Pilar Jurado, Javier Perianes and Leticia Moreno.

Education

The Soloists of London is hugely dedicated to nurturing young artistic talent and providing a platform for these musicians to reach their full potential.
The group has organised a range of educational courses and offers training to motivate talented young performers and increase their chances of playing in prestigious orchestras in the future.

Ensemble players are teachers in the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, the Andalusian Youth Orchestra and Youth Orchestra of the Bicentenary Foundation, a group founded in Cadiz to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the 1812 Spanish Constitution.

The Soloists of London has helped a generation of skilled musicians. Thanks to our training, young brilliant musicians have the opportunity to study in some of the greatest European conservatoires, including the Royal Academy of Music and Escuela de Música Reina Sofía.