In its over sixty years of creative activities, the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra has made an important mark on the Slovenian music scene, which has been partly shaped by the orchestra’s existence and accomplishments.
Since its foundation, the orchestra’s primary activity has been making studio and concert recordings for the national music archive, which is available to radio and television programmes. The orchestra performs an interesting and colourful programme of concerts, attracting a diverse audience. Its repertoire is made up of compositions from the treasure trove of the international music repertoire of all artistic periods, as well as anthologies and premiere performances of works by Slovenian composers. In the third millennium, it has also gained a broad circle of listeners with concerts of orchestrated popular music, primarily performed together with prominent songwriters and performers from the Slovenian music scene. The RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra has the most extensive discography of any professional music ensemble in Slovenia.
After 11 Seasons with Maestro En Shao the orchestra’s new chief conductor is the excellent bulgarian conductor Rossen Milanov. In the last decade, the orchestra has attracted the greatest attention of the specialist public with resounding projects undertaken in collaboration with renowned conductors and soloists, including Christian Mandeal, Yoav Talmi, Pablo Gonzalez, Marko Letonja, Joe Hisaishi, Angela Georghiu, Roberto Alagna, Marcello Alvarez, Mischa Maisky, Stefan Milenković, Yeol Eum Son, Emanuelle Bertrand, Aldo Ciccolini, Radu Lupu, Mate Bekavac, Irena Grafenauer, Marjana Lipovšek, Ivo Pogorelić, Evelyn Glennie, Mikhail Rudy, The King’s Singers, Konstantin Bogino, Mario Brunello, Jose Carreras, Plácido Domingo, Radek Baborak, Sarah Chang, Dejan Lazić, Ning Feng, Claude Delangle, Sergei Nakariakov, Daniel Raiskin, Vadim Guzman, Alexei Volodin, Michel Legrand and others.
The RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra appears regularly in European music capitals. In recent years, it has gained international acclaim with performances in Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Vienna’s Musikverein and Konzerthaus, and the Cologne Philharmonic Hall, as well as on tours and at individual concerts in other European Union states.