Orchestre national d'Île-de-France

About us

Orchestre national d'Île-de-France

- An orchestra on permanent tour in the Paris region
Since its creation in 1974, this young orchestra of 95 committed and passionate musicians has aimed to bring orchestral music to the entire Île-de-France region, including areas lacking in cultural activities. It mainly performs in Île-de-France auditoriums and theatres, but also plays in unusual venues such as hospitals, factories and prisons.

- Resident orchestra at the Philharmonie de Paris
The Orchestra is in residence at the prestigious Philharmonie de Paris music complex. The latter has an ambitious audience development policy to which the Orchestra is firmly committed, giving around twenty concerts here a year and attracting large audiences.

- A rich and varied programme
The orchestra's repertoire covers four centuries of music from Baroque to classical and romantic symphony orchestra masterpieces and contemporary works.

- World-famous soloists and conductors
The Orchestra has worked with Cédric Tiberghien, Louis Lortie, Markus Werba, Julie Fuchs, Simone Lamsma and James Feddeck. It is particularly keen to promote young soloists and has played with many, including Lucas Debargue, Victor Julien-Laferrière, Marie-Ange Nguci, Edgar Moreau and Diana Tishchenko.

- The orchestra promotes new contemporary works by hosting composers in residence such as Matteo Franceschini, Anna Clyne, Dai Fujikura and Guillaume Connesson, commissioning pieces for young people and organising a composition competition, "Île de Créations", which gives its young prize-winners the chance to compose a work for orchestra and see it played at the Philharmonie de Paris.

- The prestigious venues it visits and famous festivals such as the George Enescu Festival in Bucarest, the Haydn Festival in Vienna and the Berlioz Festival.

- An orchestre famous for its cultural community activities?

- Maison de l'Orchestre, the studio, the instruments... The Orchestra has a high-tech recording studio and acoustically renovated rehearsal room, as well as 3000 instruments available for hire.

- Case Scaglione Orchestra Music Director and Chief Conductor
After Jacques Mercier, Yoel Levi and Enrique Mazzola, the American conductor Case Scaglione has been named Music Director and Chief Conductor of the Orchestre national d'Île-de-France from August 2019. He has also been Chief Conductor of the Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn (Germany) since September 2018.