Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
Myung-Whun Chung, Music Director
Manager: Tim Fox
Management Territory: North America
The Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France was founded in 1976 to provide Radio France, the country's top music producer, with an ensemble capable of performing a wide variety of music. This group of musicians can be split into two or three groups - from symphony orchestra size to smaller chamber ensemble. Each year the orchestra offers 50 concerts in France and abroad.
In its 27 years of existence, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France has been led by such noted conductors as Kirill Kondrachine, Ferdinand Leitner, Charles Mackerras . . . , Yuri Temirkanov, Giuseppe Sinopoli, John Eliot Gardiner, Roger Norrington and Michael Tilson Thomas. Emmanuel Krivine was the orchestra's first guest conductor from 1981-1983. Marek Janowski was the Music Director from 1989-1999. Since 2000, the orchestra has been led by Myung-Whun Chung, their new Music Director. The orchestra made their US debut in 2002 to great acclaim, returned to the US in the Spring of 2007, and completed their third successful US tour in the Spring of 2010.
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