The Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra, founded in 1933 by Radio-Luxembourg and the country's national orchestra since 1996, plays the role of cultural ambassador for the country both in Luxembourg and abroad
Under the direction of Emmanuel Krivine, at the Philharmonia and also at the Festivals of Wiltz and Echternach, the LPO gives its own classical concerts and concerts for young people, for children and for families. Orchestral directors and soloists of international repute take part in concerts by the LPO in Luxembourg as well as abroad. Its album releases have been recognised by some 75 international awards.
With its vast repertoire of classical, romantic and modern music, directed by maestros such as Bramwell Tovey, Emmanuel Krivine (musical director elect), Michael Gielen, Hubert Soudant, Robin Ticciato, Dimitri Kitajenko, Leopold Hager, etc., and with soloists such as Sarah Chang, Hilary Hahn, Ilya Gringolts, Renaud Capuçon and Gérard Caussé, the LPO has for many years been a major part of cultural life within the Grand Duchy and beyond its borders.