The Brussels Philharmonic was founded in 1935 by the Belgian public broadcaster (NIR/INR), now VRT and RTBf. The orchestra has performed with many leading conductors and soloists and has premiered works by composers including Bartók, Stravinsky, Messiaen and Francesconi.
Music director Denève designs his programmes combining 21st century music with the great classics. The new platform that Denève and the Brussels Philharmonic are launching plays an important role: CffOR, the Centre for Future Orchestral Repertoire, is the pioneering initiative that identifies the orchestral repertoire of tomorrow and makes it accessible for the general public.
The orchestra regularly performs in Paris (FR), London (GB), Berlin (DE), Vienna and Salzburg (AT). The appointment of Denève in 2015 and international representation by IMG Touring brings further concerts both in Europe and beyond (e.g. Japan and the US). In addition to this, the orchestra has expertise in film music.
The Brussels Philharmonic is an institution of the Flemish Community.