Jonathan Lipton

Key details:

Wind, Brass & Percussion
Horn/Wagner tuba


Jonathan Lipton has been the Fourth Horn with the LSO since 1987. Born in New York, he graduated from the State University of New York, College at Purchase. He emigrated to England in 1976 and for two years worked variously as a builder, and an ice cream vendor. In 1981 he joined the Ulster Orchestra as Second Horn and in 1985 moved to the BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra as Fourth Horn.

Jonathan has been a member of the LSO’s Board of Directors for six years, with a special interest and involvement in the Orchestra’s Discovery Department. He is Professor of Horn and Professor of Wagner Tuba at Guildhall School of Music & Drama.