Since it’s foundation in 1940, the National Philharmonic ”Serghei Lunchevici” has grown to become the most important concert organization in the Republic of Moldova, developing a wide range of music activities, from classical and jazz to folk and popular music. A number of most celebrated artistic groups and remarkable representatives of the Moldovan music culture, among which „Joc”, „Fluieraş”, „Lăutarii”, Timofei Gurtovoi, Veronica Garştea, Boris Miliutin, Dumitru Goia, Ghita Strahilevici, Serghei Lunchevici, Vladimir Curbet, Victor Copacinschi, Nicolae Botgros, Nicolae Sulac, Tamara Ciobanu, Zinaida Julea, have started their career at the National Philharmonic. Foremost pop music bands and singers, such a “Noroc”, “Plai”, Ion Suruceanu, Iurie Sadovnic, Nadejda Cepraga, Mihai Dolgan, Maria Codreanu, just to name a few, have enriched the history of the Philharmonic.
The core and pride of the Philharmonic are its worldwide known artistic groups – The Symphony Orchestra and the Chapel Choir “Doina”, both founded in 1930. Two other groups, the folk music orchestra “Folclor” and the “Millenium” band, have joined the Philharmonic in 2006 and 2012.
Among the National Philharmonic’s objectives are: exploring at the highest level the classical music repertoire, promoting the modern music, accustoming the music lovers with the art of folk, popular and jazz bands and singers, as well as contributing to music education of the young generation. To achieve this, the Philharmonic hosts numerous classical, jazz, folk and pop concerts, featuring local and foreign guest artists, as well as concerts within the annual International Music Festival “Mărțișor” and International Modern Music Festival “The Days of New Music”. Besides this, the Philharmonic has founded a number of festivals: The International Music Festival “Sergei Rachmaninoff – Autumn Vocalise”, The International Piano-Duo Festival “Amber Grape”, The International Music Festivals “Piano Nights” and “Fête de la musique”, the latter two being the result of the joint effort of the Philharmonic and The Embassy of France in the Republic of Moldova. During the 2008-2009 season the National Philharmonic, along with the The Embassy of The Federal Republic of Germany in Moldova, has organized the “Bethovenissimo” International Music Festival.
The National Philharmonic offers, on a regular basis, series of subscription concerts among which the leading place is held by the Discovery Concerts series. Also worth mentioning are “The Symphonic Evenings”series, organized and presented by the Head of the Union of Composers of Moldova Ghenadie Ciobanu, the “American Music in Modova” series, supported by the US Embassy in Modova, and the Piano Duo “Sound Portraits” subscription concerts organized by A. Lapicus and I. Mahovici.
Part of the success of the Philharmonic is due to its board of directors, which consists of notorious figures having a high level of professional expertise and an extensive experience in the field of artistic management and administration.