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Daniel Jemison

Principal Bassoon, Board Member

Member since 2013; Professor at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama

‘Even before I started to learn an instrument, I was thrilled by the sound of the LSO on my brother’s Star Wars soundtrack record – luckily he didn’t mind me borrowing it …’

Daniel Jemison studied music at Clare College, Cambridge before deciding to pursue a career as a bassoonist. He was taught by Sergio Azzolini, Robin O’Neill, Graham Sheen and Ian Denley. Before joining the LSO, Daniel was Principal Bassoon with the English National Opera, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Co-Principal Bassoon with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie. He has recorded the Mozart Bassoon Concerto with the RPO, and can be heard on many film soundtracks, including Harry Potter, Marvel’s Avengers and Star Wars. When not scraping reeds, Dan enjoys going for a run and trying to catch his dog.