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

Players from the World Orchestra for Peace 1995 - 2010

The musicians who make up the World Orchestra for Peace are a selection of the finest players drawn from top international ensembles.  At the inaugural UN concert in 1995, every single one of the players Solti invited accepted immediately.  The players represented 45 orchestras, from 24 countries.


Although not all musicians have played in each concert, there is a core that remains the same, with new outstanding young professional

players being invited through personal recommendation and who are known to share the orchestra's ideals.

The Horns of the World Orchestra for Peace

The Horns of the World Orchestra for Peace - London 2000

Close-up, 2nd Violins - Moscow 2005

2nd Violins - Moscow 2005


'It would seem that the purpose of this orchestra might be more necessary than ever.'

Douglas Wright, Trombone, Minnesota Orchestra