In a beautiful building in the centre of Ljubljana, on Congress Square and with the Ljubljana castle in the background, the foundations of what the Slovenian Philharmonic is today were forged over many years.
The main musical institution, stamped with the year 1701 on the building's façade, has witnessed its long tradition. The institution has created beautiful and magnificent musical moments for generations of Slovenian music lovers.
The Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra is, with its predecessors, placed alongside the oldest orchestras in the world. Among the many distinguished artists who became honorary members of the Slovenian Philharmonic and its predecessor, the Philharmonic Society, were Joseph Haydn, Ludwig van Beethoven, Niccolò Paganini, Johannes Brahms, Carlos Kleiber, Uroš Krek, Primož Ramovš and many others. The Slovenian Philharmonic has always worked with illustrious names in music.