Game soundtracks

Game soundtracks have become an increasingly significant part of the Philharmonia’s studio output, working with games studios and composers internationally.

The Philharmonia Orchestra is the go-to orchestra for video-game recordings in the UK.

In the last decade we have played in the studio for game composers including Gareth Coker, Mark Griskey, James Hannigan, Christopher Lennertz, Russell Shaw and many more.

“The Philharmonia Orchestra were a joy to work with. Any nerves I had were completely assuaged after the first take of the main theme, which was the first piece we recorded. Everything was smooth from start to finish on what was likely quite a physically demanding score for them to play, given the amount of action music.”

Gareth Coker, Score It Magazine (ARK: Survival Evolved, Microsoft)


Recently recorded titles include:

  • Ori & the Will of the Wisps (Microsoft: Gareth Coker, 2020, winner of Ivor Novello Award for Best Original Video Game Score)
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (EA Games: Jeremy Soule, 2005)
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (EA Games: James Hannigan, 2007)
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (EA Games: James Hannigan, 2009)
  • Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows – Parts 1 & 2 (EA Games / Warner Bros / Interactive Entertainment: James Hannigan, 2010-2011)
  • Lord of the Rings: War in the North (Warner Bros: Inon Zur, 2011)
  • Dante’s Inferno (EA Games: Garry Schyman, 2010)
  • Command & Conquer (EA Games: James Hannigan, 2009)
  • Fable Legends (Lionhead Studios: Russell Shaw, 2012-16)
  • Medal of Honor: European Assault (EA Games: Christopher Lennertz, 2004)
  • Dead Space 3 (Visceral Games / EA Games: James Hannigan / Jason Graves, 2013)
  • Remember Me (Capcom: Olivier Deriviere, 2013)
  • Ark: Survival Evolved (Studio Wildcard: Gareth Coker, 2017)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (Disney: Mark Griskey / Hans Zimmer, 2007)

Harry Potter

Recording the soundtrack to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

To discuss your project in more detail and to get a quote, contact Suzanne Doyle, Director of Concerts & Projects, on +44 (0) 020 7921 3901 or