Richard Morrison is the chief music critic and culture writer for The Times. He is also a columnist for BBC Music Magazine, for which he was awarded Columnist of the Year at the 2012 PPA Awards. In 2004, he released a biography of the London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra: The LSO: A Century of Triumph and Turbulence, to celebrate its centenary. The book was published by Faber & Faber. Morrison is a former orchestral trombonist and organist.