Association of British Orchestras

Chief Executive

Philharmonia Orchestra - Closing date 07 October 2019
The Philharmonia Orchestra is seeking a Chief Executive as early as possible in 2020, the Orchestra’s 75th anniversary year. The new Chief Executive will be the artistic and administrative head of the Orchestra and will report to the Board. The Philharmonia is a world-class symphony orchestra for the 21st century.

Founded in 1945, in part as a recording orchestra for the nascent home audio market, today the Philharmonia uses the latest digital technology to reach new audiences for symphonic music.

Based in London at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall and with a thriving national and international touring schedule, the Philharmonia creates thrilling performances for a global audience. Through its network of residencies, the Orchestra has a national footprint, serving communities across England both on stage and through its extensive outreach and engagement programme. The Philharmonia is led by Finnish conductor and composer Esa-Pekka Salonen, its Principal Conductor & Artistic Advisor since 2008.

Fellow Finn Santtu-Matias Rouvali takes over from Salonen as Principal Conductor in the 2021-2022 Season.

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Annual Conference

The next conference will be held in Manchester from 29-31 January 2020,

hosted by The Hallé and BBC Philharmonic