The London Soundtrack Festival has been created to reflect the ever-increasing interest and enthusiasm for film, TV and games music and to acknowledge that London is one of the most important centres for soundtracks in the world, with its legendary studios, musicians, facilities and leading creative artists from across all music disciplines.

Founded by concert producer, broadcaster and musician Tommy Pearson, the annual festival will feature major names in the film, TV and Games music industry, the best orchestras and iconic venues across the capital. We aim to be an unmissable date in the diary for all fans and concert-goers young and old, bringing the best music and performers to a wide audience with a packed programme of concerts, screenings, masterclasses and Q&As.

The London Soundtrack Festival is inspired by the life and music of our friend Christopher Gunning, the multi-award-winning composer best known for his music on TV and film, including the iconic theme to ITV’s Poirot (starring David Suchet) as well as his Bafta-winning score to the movie La Vie En Rose and famous ad campaigns for Martini and Black Magic. Following his untimely death in March 2023, Chris’s widow Sveta asked Tommy Pearson to create a festival that would match Chris’s extraordinary talent, skill and his infectious, enthusiastic spirit. In his honour, each year we present the Gunning Inspiration Award to a figure in the industry who has made a lasting impact on music with distinction and craft.

The London Soundtrack Festival is proud to collaborate with the BFI.

Christopher Gunning

Christopher Gunning was a BAFTA-winning British composer of music for films, television and the concert hall.

 

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  • head and shoulders photo of london soundtrack festival organiser tommy pearson

    Tommy Pearson

    Artistic Director

  • head and shoulders photo of london soundtrack festival managing director jessica branning

    Jessica Brennan

    Managing Director

  • head and shoulders photo of svitlana gunning smiling

    Svitlana Gunning

    President