BRUSSELS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
The Brussels Philharmonic was founded in 1935 by the Belgian public broadcaster (NIR/INR). It enjoys an excellent reputation for performing premieres of new works and has collaborated with world-renowned composers such as Bartók, Stravinsky, Messiaen and Francesconi.
The Brussels Philharmonic has made regular appearances in the major European capitals as well as tours to Japan and the US. In addition, the orchestra is internationally acclaimed for its expertise in film music, including the Oscar-winning score for The Artist. In addition to its ground-breaking initiatives, including a spin-off for film music, the establishment of a foundation for the purchase of string instruments (with Puilaetco Dewaay Private Bankers), and more recently the Tax Shelter, the orchestra embraces innovation in every area and all levels of its activities.
The orchestra’s recordings have been warmly received by the international press and awarded an ECHO Klassik, a Choc de Classica de l’année and a Diapason d’or de l’année, among others. The Brussels Philharmonic is an institution of the Flemish Community. www.brusselsphilharmonic.be
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