Classical music with a new approach. The musicians’ unique enthusiasm and dedication are what make concerts by the Philharmonie Salzburg a very special experience. For more than a decade this orchestra has been touching the hearts of its listeners with refreshingly new interpretations of classical masterpieces, wiped clean from the dust of centuries. Founder and principal conductor Elisabeth Fuchs has succeeded in turning a group of the finest musicians of the younger generation into an ensemble with an unmistakable profile and quality that delights guest conductors such as Isaac Karabtchevsky, Carlos Dominguez-Nieto, Bruno Weinmeister, Marco Boemi and Rémy Ballot.

Classical music without borders. The Philharmonie Salzburg is known for its unconventional programmes, crossover projects (e.g., “Mozart Goes Jazz”, “Maria Bill Sings Edith Piaf”) and performances of rarely played works (e.g., Schmidt’s Das Buch mit sieben Siegeln and Bernstein’s Mass). Combining music with other art forms frequently results in exceptional projects: the Philharmonie Salzburg has shared the stage with a break-dance group, for example, and played in live performance to accompany silent movies such as The New Babylon and Metropolis.

Classical music with a future. The Philharmonie Salzburg takes great pleasure in making thrilling classical music available to as many people as possible in every age group. Every year the group performs in more than 30 concerts for families, schoolchildren and students, who will make up the classical-music audiences of tomorrow.

Classical music that fires the audience. In addition to staging its own cycle of concerts, which meanwhile has more than 600 subscribers, the Philharmonie Salzburg also makes frequent guest appearances at concerts that leave the audience and the press spellbound. The orchestra performs, for example, at the Salzburg Festival, Salzburg’s New Year’s Concert in the Grosses Festspielhaus, at the Brucknerhaus Linz and at Düsseldorf’s Tonhalle.