Founded in 1936, the Belgian National Orchestra is in permanent residence in BOZAR.
Since 2017, the American conductor Hugh Wolff has been at the helm of the orchestra. The Belgian National Orchestra performs alongside renowned soloists such as Vilde Frang, Gidon Kremer or Rolando Villazón, but also with young talent. It is also interested in the younger generation of listeners and does not shy away from innovative projects such as its collaboration with the pop-rock artist Ozark Henry.
This season, the orchestra performs alongside soloists such as Khatia Buniatishvili, Renaud Capuçon, Jonas Kaufmann, Nelson Freire, Steven Isserlis, Michelle DeYoung and Branford Marsalis among others, and under the direction of guest conductors such as Stanislav Kochanovsky, Cristian Măcelaru and Hartmut Haenchen among others.
Its discography, released mainly on the Fuga Libera label, enjoys international recognition.