SOLISTES EUROPÉENS, LUXEMBOURG
The Solistes Européens, Luxembourg (SEL) comprises musicians from prestigious orchestras across Europe. The ensemble has been meeting regularly in Luxembourg for over 25 years, and also tours Europe on a regular basis. Each season the orchestra offers regular concerts at the Philharmonie Luxembourg. It has accompanied renowned soloists and performed at the United Nations, New York.
The SEL has recorded over 120 albums released on Naxos, Rubicon, SEL Classics, Sony Classical and Chandos. It has a vast repertoire, and since 2012 has performed a work commissioned by the Ministry of Culture at its annual opening concert, featuring pieces by Ivan Boumans, Marco Pütz, Jeannot Sanavia, Luc Grethen, Tatiana Zelianko and Roland Wiltgen. It also organises concerts each season for young musicians.
The orchestra is supported by the Ministry of Culture and the City of Luxembourg, as well as by numerous corporate sponsors. The orchestra is under the High Patronage of His Royal Highness Grand-Duc Henri. Its honorary president is Jacques Santer, and its music director and principal conductor is Christoph König. www.sel.lu
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