Institution

Danish National Symphony Orchestra / DR

About us

The Danish National Symphony Orchestra is one of the world’s oldest broadcasting symphony orchestras and is part of the Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR) - a leading cultural generator, regionally, nationally, and internationally.

The corporation includes 5 ensembles – a symphony orchestra, choirs, and a big band and is an important ambassador for Danish music and culture abroad.

The Danish Symphony Orchestra continuously collaborates with the world's leading soloists and conductors. Maestro Fabio Luisi has been the Chief Conductor since September 2016. Other internationally acclaimed conductors such as Herbert Blomstedt, Manfred Honeck, Vasily Petrenko and Jukka-Pekka Saraste regularly visit and conduct the orchestra.

The DR concert hall is designed by French architect Jean Nouvel with acoustics by Yasuhisa Toyota and has been rated one of the world’s best concert halls by ‘Gramophone’. Most of the orchestra’s concerts are broadcast on DR’s platforms (radio, TV and digital) and to large regions of the world through the European Broadcasting Union.