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

Lady Valerie Solti - Patron and Spokesman

Lady Solti's connection with the World Orchestra for Peace goes back to its very inception: she compèred the birthday concert which gave Sir Georg the idea for the orchestra in the first place, and it was lunching with Mrs Boutros Boutros-Ghali that the idea for an orchestra for the 50th anniversary of the UN was first discussed. After Sir Georg's death, she became the orchestra's patron and has continued to champion its cause ever since, combining this with her tenure of a number of voluntary posts in the classical music world, and work as a freelance music journalist.


Together with their daughters, she has created the Solti Foundation to assist young professional musicians at the start of their careers. Valerie Solti first met Georg Solti in 1964; they were married in 1967.

Lady Valerie Solti

Lady Valerie Solti - Patron of the World Orchestra for Peace

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