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BBC National Orchestra of Wales


  • BBC National Orchestra of Wales gave its first performance in April 1928 and occupies a special role as both a broadcast orchestra and the national symphony orchestra of Wales.

    Intermusica has toured BBC NOW for over ten years, taking the orchestra across Europe including countries such as Spain and Italy and to venues such as the Concertgebouw Amsterdam and the Vienna Konzerthaus.

  • BBC威尔士国家交响乐团在(BBCNOW)1928年进行了首次演出。长久以来,乐队不仅为广播录制音乐,还承担起了威尔士国家交响乐团的职责进行广泛演出。


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  • The Orchestra is based at BBC Hoddinott Hall, which is named after Welsh composer Alun Hoddinott, and is part of the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay.

    The Orchestra presents an annual season at St David’s Hall, Cardiff, where it is Orchestra-in-Residence, as well as concerts in venues across Wales and beyond; including annual performances at the BBC Proms and biannually at BBC Cardiff Singer of the World.

    As one of the six BBC Performing Groups the Orchestra has a busy schedule of recordings, broadcasts and concerts, for BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Cymru and BBC television. The Orchestra can also be heard on a number of BBC programmes, providing the music for the BBC Natural History Unit’s Hidden Kingdoms, BBC Cymru Wales’s Atlantis and of course as the Doctor Who orchestra.

  • 乐团常驻在BBC公司所属以著名威尔士作曲家艾伦·胡迪诺命名的胡迪诺音乐厅。该音乐厅也是位于卡迪夫湾的威尔士千禧艺术中心的一部分。

    同时乐团也作为圣戴维斯音乐厅的驻厅乐团将在卡迪夫进行全年的演出。他们也就将在威尔士之外的地区演出,包括每年一度的BBC音乐节和隔年举办的BBC 卡迪夫世界艺术家音乐节。

    作为BBC公司旗下的六支乐团之一,乐团新工作日程十分繁忙,其工作包括广播电台演出、音乐会、音乐录制等等,参与的节目通常包括BBC 3台, BBC 威尔士台, BBC威尔士语广播 和BBC 电视台。乐团还参与各大BBC节目的音乐录制,比如BBC自然历史频道《消隐的帝国》、BBC 威尔士语频道《威尔士的亚特兰蒂斯》以及著名电视剧《神秘博士》的背景音乐录制。

Past tour
Patagonia 150th Anniversary Tour
South America, November 2015
The BBC National Orchestra of Wales embarks on a landmark tour of South America, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the Welsh community in Argentinian Patagonia.

In addition to education and outreach work in the Welsh communities in Patagonia, the tour covers many cities on the continent, including Buenos Aires, Montevideo and Santiago. The concerts are conducted by Grant Llewellyn and feature Welsh harpist Catrin Finch in programmes including Dvorak Symphony No.7 and Tchaikovsky Symphony No.5.

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2 & 4 November 2015
Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires

5 November 2015
Teatro El Círculo, Rosario

6 November 2015
Teatro del Libertador General San Martin, Corboda

8 November 2015
CorpArtes, Santiago

11 November 2015
Teatro Solis, Montevideo

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Future tour
Bryn Terfel
Asia, September-October 2017
Opera superstar Bryn Terfel travels with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales on its return to Asia in October 2017, performing a mixed programme of opera arias and songs.


28 September – 8 October 2017

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Past tour
Debut China Tour
Asia, July 2012
BBC National Orchestra of Wales makes its debut in China in 2012, in a tour that forms part of the UK Now festival of British arts and creativity in China, organised by the British Council.

Conducted by Thierry Fischer, the 12-day tour includes concerts in the cities of Tianjin, Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Guangzhou. The 2,000 members of the audience at the performance at the National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA) in Beijing were joined by 6m people watching live on Chinese television.


6 July 2012
Tianjin Grand Theatre, Tianjin

7 July 2012
National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA), Beijing

8 July 2012
National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA), Beijing

11 July 2012
Shanghai Oriental Arts Centre, Shanghai

12 July 2012
Shanghai Oriental Arts Centre, Shanghai

14 July 2012
Shenzhen Concert Hall, Shenzhen 

15 July 2012
Xinghai Concert Hall, Guangzhou


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Past tour
Robeco Summer Nights
Europe, August 2010
Thierry Fischer and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales travel to Amsterdam to perform a pair of concerts in the summer Robeco Series at the Concertgebouw.

Pianist Llŷr Williams joins the orchestra for the first concert to perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.4, with harpist Catrin Finch performing Debussy’s Danses Concertantes. The programme concludes with Huw Williams performing Saint Saëns’ Organ Symphony.

Joining the orchestra for the second performance, Swiss flautist Emmanuel Pahud performs Ibert’s Flute Concerto and Martin’s Ballade for Flute and Orchestra with music by Ravel and Brahms completing the programme.


4 August 2010
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam

5 August 2010
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam

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Northern Italy, May 2010

Thierry Fischer and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales travel to Italy to perform in three concerts in Modena, Bergamo and Brescia. Pianist Nicholas Angelich and harpist Catrin Finch join the Orchestra to perform Saint Saëns Piano Concerto No.5 and Takemitsu’s Toward the Sea II respectively, while music by Britten and Elgar complete the programme.

4 May 2010
Teatro Communale, Modena

5 May 2010
Teatro Grande di Brescia, Brescia

6 May 2010
Teatro Donizetti, Bergamo 

Spain, May 2009

Intermusica brings the BBC National Orchestra of Wales to Spain for debut performances under Principal Conductor Thierry Fischer.

They are joined by French pianist Louis Lortie who performs Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No.1 and Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No.2. The Orchestra also performs works by Beethoven, Ravel and Stravinsky. 

17 May 2009
Auditorio Miguel Delibes, Valladolid

18 May 2009 
Auditorio Ciudad de León, Leon

19 May 2009
Centro de Artes Escenicas y de la musica, Salamanca

21 May 2009
Centre Culturel de la Caixa de Terrassa, Rambla d'Egara 

22 May 2009
Auditorio Municipal Enric Granados, Lleida 

23 May 2009
Auditorio do Zaragoza, Zaragoza 

24 May 2009
Palau de la Musica Catalana, Barcelona 

Peter Ansell
Director / Head of International Touring
+44 20 7608 9930