International in scope


By virtue of its programming, its network of partners and its outreach overseas, the Cité de la musique - Philharmonie de Paris is a project with undeniable international impact.

Showcasing international musicians

Each year, the Philharmonie de Paris welcomes major international artists (Daniel Barenboim, Radu Lupu, John Zorn, Chick Corea, etc.) and orchestras (London Symphony Orchestra, Berliner Philharmoniker, New York Philharmonic, etc.) to its stages. Theme weekends are regularly dedicated to leading figures in music such as Philip Glass, Bryce Dessner and Steve Reich. From David Bowie and The Velvet Underground to the music of Jamaica, etc., many of our temporary exhibitions are also dedicated to artists from other countries.

A broad network of partners

The Philharmonie de Paris works closely with its European and international counterparts, as well as networks of concert halls (ECHO), museums (CIMCIM),research groups and universities in other countries (COST, MORE, etc.), especially within the framework of European projects.

International outreach

The Philharmonie de Paris exports both its content and its expertise to other countries.

Travelling exhibitions

It organises travelling expositions that reach audiences far and wide.

Multimedia resources

The Philharmonie is committed to ensuring global access to its multimedia resources via digital broadcasting with Philharmonie Live (also available as a mobile application on Appstore and Google Play), and thanks to its Philharmonie On Demand offer available on all five continents via the overseas French cultural network.


Finally, the Philharmonie’s unique and innovative approach —offering a combination of high-quality concerts, educational activities and exhibitions— equips it with interdisciplinary expertise that can be transferred across sectors and internationally, in areas such as:

The international spirit of the Philharmonie is also illustrated through the hosting of professionals from overseas and staff exchanges. 

Studio Venezia

Xavier Veilhan Venice Biennale

13 MAY TO 26 NOVEMBER 2017

The Museum of Music has extended its competence and its collection of facsimiles to contemporary artist Xavier Veilhan, whose musical pavilion ‘Studio Venezia’ is representing France at the 57th International Art Exhibition, the Venice Biennale.


Clara Wagner
Head of institutional & international relations
+33 (0)1 44 84 47 27

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


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.