Thomas Eisner

First Violin

Chair supported by Ryze Power

Thomas Eisner spent five years in Denmark as a member of the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra before returning to England and joining the First Violin section of the London Philharmonic Orchestra in 1986.

He has performed as a soloist in Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante (with the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra). His recording of Bartók’s violin duet Sorrow with Philippe Graffin was hailed as pick of the album in The Independent. He has played with the Bavarian State Opera, and in 2022 performed Lohengrin, Tristan, Das Rheingold and Siegfried at the Bayreuth Festival.

In recent years Thomas has taken a lead in encouraging more people from different cultural backgrounds to attend LPO concerts; alongside this he has demonstrated a keen interest in fundraising, and has enjoyed transforming interested enthusiasts into patrons. He was recently a delegate at the Association of British Orchestras Conference.

Languages and travel are his passions, and Thomas enjoys touring with the Orchestra. In 2008 he visited Palestine, where he played in schools and refugee camps.

Thomas is a member of the Athenaeum Club.

Thomas has always found it intriguing that his great-grandfather played cards with Richard Strauss – ‘If only I could have been there!’

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