Ex-London orchestra cellist is jailed for child abuse

Ex-London orchestra cellist is jailed for child abuse


norman lebrecht

June 01, 2015

Roger Lunn, described by the BBC as a former member of the London Symphony Orchestra during a previous trial, has been jailed for four years in Mid Sussex for offences against two boys in the 1980s, while working as a teacher.

Lunn, who is 76, pleaded guilty to ten counts of indecent assault and was put on the sex offenders’ register for life.


roger lunn

UPDATE: Subsequent research indicates that he was a member of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, not the LSO.


  • Orchestralplayer says:

    PLEASE ! Get your facts right : Roger Lunn was in the London Philharmonic Orchestra

  • Stephen says:

    Sentenced on 2nd December 2015 at Kingston Crown Court to 2 years 6 months (to run concurrently) for each of 5 counts of indecent assault for offences committed between 1970 and 1976, to run consecutively with the sentence already being served.

  • Susi says:

    I am so delighted that Roger Lunn is behind bars. It was very distressing to see him skipping out of court with his rucksack on his back and a big grin on his face (in front of some of his victims) at Cambridge Crown Court.

  • Tony Lee-Elliott says:

    I was at school with Roger from ’52 to ’56. At that time he was the lead cellist for the National Youth Orchestra and quite a brilliant player. We shared a study for some years and there was nothing on anyone’s radar as to his unfortunate leanings. I guess music teachers lead a pretty lonely life.

  • James PIke says:

    I was inspired by Roger’s playing and teaching in the 1960s and owe to him my great love of Bach. In all his dealings with me he was utterly professional and someone I trusted absolutely. Tragic to read these harrowing stories. Tragic for the boys and for Roger himself. I’ll always remember him as a great musician and a wonderful teacher.