“Of all the string instruments, I guess it’s the greatest compromise…it shouldn’t really exist”...
Learn more about the Philharmonia Orchestra through a range of films and information pages covering music, musicians, instruments, soloists, repertoire and more.
The Philharmonia's Principal Conductor, Esa-Pekka Salonen, guides us through the intricate and subtle art of musical conducting, telling us that every orchestra is different and that sometimes an orange comes in handy!
Our audio podcast, Backstage Pass, explores behind-the-scenes of a variety of different performances.
Find out which composers will be played by the Philharmonia in the coming months.
Download thousands of free samples specially recorded by the Orchestra's players.