Founder Sir Georg Solti

Conductors Valery Gergiev
Sir Donald Runnicles
Sir Karl Jenkins

Patron Emeritus Lady Solti

Director and Co-founder
Charles Kaye

World Orchestra for Peace back to home
The WOP Recordings



Andreas Alin, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

Keith Bragg, Philharmonia Orchestra
Maria Fedotova, Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra

Timothy Hutchins, Orchestra Symphonique de Montréal  
Jeffrey Khaner, Philadelphia Orchestra  

Cecilie Løken, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Jaime Martin, Orquestra de Cadaques, English National Opera and London Philharmonic Orchestras
Stanislav Mikhailovsky, Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra 

Esti Rofe, Israel Camerata Camerata, Jerusalem
Emma Sholl, Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Chiara Tonelli, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Claudia Walker, Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia 
Thaddeus Watson, Radio-Sinfonie-Orchester Frankfurt


Oboes/Cor Anglais

Emanuel Abbühl, Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Ruth Contractor, Bombay Symphony Orchestra
Gordon Hunt, Philharmonia Orchestra

Alexei Ogrintchouk, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Susan Laney, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Eduardo Martinez, Orquesta Ciudad de Granada
Gildas Prado, Orchestre de Paris
Michael Rosenberg, Radio Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart

Bengt Rosengren, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Stockholm
Richard Woodhams, Philadelphia Orchestra


Clarinets/Bass/E Flat

Alain Acabo, Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg 
Nicholas Baldeyrou, Orchestre National de France
Eric Belleudy, Orchestre de Besançon
Larry Combs, Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Harmen de Boer, Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic

Noël Diederen, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic

Sergio Hamerslag, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, Hilversum
Viktor Kulik, Mariinsky Orchestra
Andrew Marriner, London Symphony Orchestra
Jennifer McClaren, Philharmonia Orchestra
Pascal Moragues, Orchestra de Paris
Gerald Pachinger, Vienna Symphony Orchestra

Ilya Shwarts, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Tel Aviv

Michael Whight, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Johannes Zurl, Philharmonisches Orchester, Regensburg 
Yuri Zyuryaev, Mariinsky Orchestra




WOP records with much sadness the death, in May 2011, of Guus Dral, our loyal and devoted contrabassoon player. Guus played with us for many of the concerts from 1998 until 2010 and we will miss his spirit and his twinkling good humour.


Diego Chenna, Orchestra de Camera di Mantova
Daniele Damiano, Berliner Philharmoniker
Guus Dral, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Simon Estell, London Philharmonic Orchestra                           

Rachel Gough, London Symphony Orchestra

Alexander Guryanov, Novosibirsk Opera Orchestra
Kathleen McLean, Toronto Symphony Orchestra
David McGill, Cleveland + Chicago Symphony Orchestras
Christopher Millard, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and NAC Orchestra, Ottawa
Robin O'Neill, Philharmonia Orchestra
Stephen Paulson, San Francisco Symphony Orchetra
Karoline Schick, Deutsches Sinfonie-Orchester
Alexander Sharykin, Mariinsky Orchestra