An International Vision


The Cité de la musique - Philharmonie de Paris’ international policy is based on the dual pursuit of partnerships and external development.

Knowkedge transfer and content sharing

Continuing the work of the Cité de la musique, the Cité de la musique - Philharmonie de Paris offers both comprehensive and sector-specific expertise.

Comprehensive and sector-specific expertise

  • Auditorium design, particularly concert hall and museum design: assistance with initial concert hall or museum design programmes, assistance with works management, with the cultural mission, etc.
  • Financial engineering: recognized as a national and international reference in its field, the Musée de la musique is often solicited for occasional or longer-term consultancies. For example, since 2006 the Museum has collaborated in designing the Musical Instrument Museum of Phoenix, USA, which was inaugurated in 2010.
  • Digitisation of sound archives: the Cité de la musique - Philharmonie de Paris has also acquired experience in digitising sound archives, becoming a leader in partner projects with other institutions, such as orchestras and music documentation centres.
  • Pioneering educational engineering: the Cité de la musique - Philharmonie de Paris participates in numerous European projects and is regularly consulted in the field of artistic and musical education, in particular regarding its educational activities in non-Western musical culture and technique.
  • Training: every year, the Museum hosts researchers in training at the Museum of Music Laboratoire.

Content sharing

The Museum also provides touring exhibitions and offers multimedia exhibitions adapted to all types of spaces, while developing the transfer of its digital content.

A committment to exchange and partnership

With its growing international impact, the Philharmonie is committed to a policy of openness, hosting international professionals and staff exchanges, and developing bilateral partnerships through co-production and content sharing.

An established european partner

The Philharmonie is also involved in European professional networks and projects:


The Cité de la musique - Philharmonie de Paris is a member of the ECHO network (European Concert Hall Organisation), which brings together major European concert halls. Supported by the European Commission, ECHO aims to encourage European cooperation in musical creation and promote emerging European musicians and composers.


The Musée de la musique is a founding member of the CIMCIM (International Committee of Museums and Musical Instrument Collections), which belongs to ICOM (International Council of Museums).


Since 2007, the Museum Laboratory has belonged to the steering committee of the European research group WoodCultHer (a project of COST – European Cooperation in the Field of Scientific and Technical Research), which focuses on the conservation of wood in our cultural heritage.


Coordinated by the Cité de la musique - Philharmonie de Paris, the MORE (Music Orality Roots Europe) project aims to foster innovative initiatives in music education by building on the intercultural potential of the range of traditional music present today on European soil.


Alice Chamblas
International relations Officer
+33 (0)1 44 84 47 19

Musical residency of the Philharmonie de Paris in New York

The Cité de la musique - Philharmonie de Paris has been committed to music teaching for more than twenty years. It shares its skills in this area in France and internationally, and will notably be doing so at the Lycée Français de New York in March 2017.


Three concert halls, a museum, a media library, numerous educationnal spaces… The Cité de la musique - Philharmonie de Paris is a unique architectural and cultural center that invites the public to delve into music.