Philzuid (former philharmonie zuidnederland) is an ambitious and flexible symphony orchestra, lauded for its high quality, close cooperation, and appealing enthusiasm.
The orchestra is led by CEO and artistic director Stefan Rosu. The passionate and skilled musicians deliver work on the highest, artistic level. Season 21/22 marked the leaving of chief conductor Dmitri Liss and the welcoming of new chief conductor Duncan Ward. The orchestra performs music that varies from Bach's St. Matthew Passion, to world premieres, to contemporary composers. Collaborations with trusted and new guest composers and with a variety of soloists are characteristic for the orchestra.
Innovation, cross-overs, crossing borders
& binding with the region
Although it is the ambition of the South Netherlands Philharmonic’s to improve to become one of the most pre-eminent orchestras in the Netherlands and to play along on the international level too, the orchestra will never lose sight of the fact that it exists first and foremost for the people of the provinces of Noord-Brabant, Limburg, and Zeeland. That means a responsibility the orchestra is delighted to take up. Which is why every season there is ample space for activities that touch the regional music experience, like Musica Sacra, Limburgish Christmas, Opera at the Parade, the Liberation Concert Margraten and of course the New Year’s and Carnival’s concerts, as well as the annual performances of the St Matthew Passion. Every time, the goal of course is to maximise accessibility and to maintain the highest quality.