National Philharmonic in Warsaw


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The Warsaw Philharmonic - The National Orchestra and Choir of Poland, which celebrated its centenary in 2001, is one of the oldest musical institutions in Europe. It was created thanks to the initiative of a group of Polish aristocrats and financiers: Natalia, Stefan and Stanislaw Lubomirski, Maurycy and Tomasz Zamoyski, Wladyslaw Tyszkiewicz, Leopold Julian Kronenberg (son of the founder of the Bank of Commerce) and, from the musical world: Ludwik Grossman, Emil Mlynarski, Aleksander Rajchman, Marian Sokolowski, and others.

The architect Karol Kozlowski designed the building in the Viennese Secession style, modeling it on the Paris Opera. The first concert was held on 5 November 1901 and presented the music of Polish composers. The Warsaw Philharmonic building has two halls: the main concert hall with 1072 seats and the chamber music hall with 378 seats. Gala concerts, congresses, symposia, presentations and meetings are organized in them as well as in the adjoining rooms. The Warsaw Philharmonic has since its inception remained Poland's leading musical institution. Under the new Artistic Director Maestro Antoni Wit, the Warsaw Philharmonic is maintaining a high artistic level and ranks among the leading European symphony ensembles. It is a place for people wishing to immerse themselves in music of the best quality, as well as a place for meetings of the representatives of the international cultural, social and political establishment. A place visited by music-lovers from all over the world and by Kings, Presidents and Prime ministers. Room renting The Philharmonic Hall is an attractive venue not only for music-lovers. This place, normally peopled with musicians in black tailcoats, has a unique climate which suits academics, artists and businessmen equally well, and makes them frequently choose the Philharmonic as the place for their meetings. Address: 5 Jasna Street

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