Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra

Lahav Shani, Chief Conductor
Emanuel Ax, Piano soloist
Nelson Freire, Piano soloist

"The professionalism and masterful musicianship that characterize this orchestra, married to the urgent expressivity of its young conductor, resulted in an intense energy that bewitched the audience."
Le Cronache Salerno, August 21, 2017

"Scintillating with expressivity and energy Lahav Shani piloted his Rotterdam Philharmonic into the New Year."
de Volkskrant, January 8, 2018

"Lahav Shani, possessing of an enormous creative power, led the orchestra into a vortex of extreme rhythmicality […] In this display of confidence, Shani proved himself very strong: his reading of Bernstein’s score was crystal clear with an impeccably flowing gesticulation. The orchestra followed its conductor in a performance of explosively colorful virtuosity."
Sipario, August 27, 2017


The Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra ranks among Europe’s foremost orchestras and is internationally known for the intense energy of its performances, acclaimed recordings and innovative audience approach. With performances at local venues and the most prestigious halls worldwide, the orchestra reaches an annual audience of 150,000 to 200,000. The 2012-2013 touring schedule comprised two tours of Eastern Asia, plus concerts in such prestigious concert halls as the Vienna Musikverein and the Paris Théâtre des Champs-Elysées.