Peter has been playing flute/piccolo with the LGSO since 2004 and has been on committee since 2005. He is responsible for the overall smooth running of the orchestra and the development of the group as a whole. Not wanting too much variation in life, in his day job he manages the administration of the Gabrieli Consort & Players and is also orchestra manager of the London Musical Theatre Orchestra. Outside of musical pursuits, Peter has little time for any other hobbies except his continuing obsession with Hello Kitty and My Little Pony.
Gary Clarke – Clarinet
Gary has been playing clarinet with the orchestra for over 10 years and joined the committee in 2009. He doesn’t have a fixed role but generally helps out across the board. In his spare time he keeps busy working for a global media company.
Helen Cook – Violin
Friends & Volunteer Manager
Helen has played at the back of the second violins since 2004 and joined the committee five years later. She organises front of house and the volunteers for our concerts as well as administering our Friends scheme. Helen plays in the orchestra as an antidote to her more cerebral week-time pursuit of teaching Science to teenagers.
Cecilia Cooper-Colby – Violin
Cecilia has been playing the violin with the LGSO since 2006 and joined the committee in 2009. Outside of the orchestra, she avoids real-life with alacrity and spends her time hanging around theatres and film sets.
Nathan Evans – Oboe
Press & Publicity
Nathan has been playing with the LGSO since 1996. In his other lives he is a performer, writer and director: his work in film and theatre has been funded by the Arts Council, toured by the British Council, broadcast by Channel 4, archived in the BFI mediatheque and picked up a few statuettes. He’s currently producing his first feature film, The Grey Liberation Front, and Threads, his first book. www.nathanevans.co.uk
Bryn Jones – Horn
Govind Kharbanda – Violin
Govind has been playing violin with the LGSO for more than 10 years now and loves every minute of it! He designs the programmes for every concert and aspires for the day that he successfully spells everyone’s name correctly. His day job is managing UK business development for an international music and performing arts exams board, promoting assessments and publications to teachers, retailers and music services.
Ed Price – Violin
Francis Yongblah – Violin
Francis has been in the orchestra since 2012. In 2014 he joined the committee. Francis has enjoyed organising charity fund raising at concerts which included raising over £200 for Great Ormond Street Hospital and £128 for Opening Doors London. He’s also been involved with organising flyering runs, finding venues for smaller impromptu concerts, sorting out T-shirts, arranging catering and communicating with external organisations. One thing that Francis always ensures is that he attends the socials, especially if there is wine!