The George Enescu Philharmonic


George Enescu

…was founded in 1868. The Romanian Philharmonic Society later became the “George Enescu” Philharmonic, the most famous musical institution in Romania. The Philharmonic Society, under the leadership of Eduard Wachmann, aimed to create a permanent symphonic orchestra in order to promote musical culture and to popularize classical music masterpieces.

When the Palace of the Romanian Athenaeum was inaugurated, on 5th March 1889, concerts began to be held in this hall and the Romanian Athenaeum became the headquarters of the Philharmonic and, at the same time, a symbol of Bucharest.

Besides performing symphonic and chamber concerts (approximately 300 per year), the Philharmonic has recorded dozens of LPs and CDs and has had famous tours in Europe, Asia, and the Far East, earning international fame.