Artistic excellence requires artistic freedom.
With this principle in mind, the Philharmonia Corea was founded in spring 2009 as the first self-governed orchestra in Korea.
Its members have a democratic say in all organizational and artistic issues and therefore share the same responsibility in an
effort towards artistic excellence.
Soon, the newly formed orchestra successfully performed throughout Korea and could establish its own concert series in Seoul. One of the highlights in the recent development of the orchestra has been the much-appreciated, sold-out anniversary concert in the Seoul Arts Center with guest conductor Gilbert Varga.
In 2011 with Jehi Bahk as their new chairman, they restructured the organization of the orchestra to increase its artistic independence. The Philharmonia Corea is the first orchestra in Korea to implement an organization based on a leadership of artists which puts the musicians at the center of the orchestras vision and profile.
The Philharmonia Corea's logo is composed of the letters ‘P’ and ‘C’. Together, they form a sine wave which symbolizes
the quintessence of sound. The colour red stands for passion and love of music, whilst blue represents a commitment to
artistic excellence and artistic freedom. The two colours combined also testify to the orchestra's origin; likewise,
the choice of the font is reminiscent of the black trigrams in the Korean national flag.
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