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David Lyon

David plays the violin, viola and mandolin and has a varied freelance career.

Orchestral experience includes:

  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Philharmonia Orchestra
  • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
  • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
  • BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Halle Orchestra
  • Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
  • Manchester Camerata
  • Sarum Chamber Orchestra
  • Esterhazy Orchestra
  • Milton Keynes Chamber Orchestra
  • London Concert Orchestra
  • Manchester Concert Orchestra
  • Johann Strauss Orchestra
  • National Symphony Orchestra
  • Birmingham Royal Ballet
  • Mercury Ensemble (Ballet Rambert)
  • English National Ballet
  • Ensemble Cymru
  • Mozart Festival Orchestra
  • Chameleon Arts Orchestra

He has also done film & commercial sessions, jingles and videos.

David Lyon


David has also taken part in video recordings with Luciano Pavarotti, Andrea Bocelli and Yanni and appeared as a musician in such films as Electric Dreams and Bullseye and in the TV drama:
A Dance to the Music of Time.

West End Theatre work includes:

  • Kiss of the Spiderwoman
  • The King & I
  • Jesus Christ Superstar
  • Evita
  • Follies
  • Me and My Girl
  • Crazy for You
  • Oliver!

The Duo of David Lyon and Laura Manning has a very wide repertoire ranging from classical and light classical to show and salon music. They can provide music for:

wedding ceremonies

wedding breakfasts

wedding receptions

drinks receptions


product launches

award ceremonies

afternoon teas

creating atmosphere

Chamber music experience includes:

Roussel String Trio
Cantilena String Quartet
Esterhazy String Quartet
Rowan String Quartet
The Pepys Quartet