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Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Updated: 16 April 2024 | 15:20 PM

Agreements between Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (RLPO) and the MU for employed and self-employed orchestra musicians.

Rates of pay for freelance players effective from 1 April 2024

Concert rates

Tutti Sub-Principal Principal Section Leader
£129.91 £142.89 £155.89 £181.86

Single call (3 hours) on a day other than concert day

Tutti Sub-Principal Principal Section Leader
£77.95 £85.73 £93.54 £109.12

Distance and travel

For concerts or rehearsals over 15 miles from the recognised central point of the musician’s normal centre of employment, where transport is not provided.

Distance (where transport or travel fare is provided)
40p per mile

Meal allowances (where transport is provided)

One Meal (depart after 1:30 pm) Two Meals (depart before 1:30 pm)
£14.57 £21.85


Basic M25 Supplement
£73.50 £26.25

Late return

Midnight - 12:30am 12:31 - 1:00am 1:01 - 2:00am
£5.51 £11.03 £16.54


Contact details

Orchestra Manager: Julian Munro

RLPO, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Hope Street, Liverpool, L1 9BP

0151 210 3805 / 07973 907 151

MU Steward: David Rimbault
MU H&S Representatives: David Rimbault, Gareth Twigg, Simon Chappell and Chris Morley