Philharmonia’s Festival in Mauritius

The Philharmonia Orchestra is making history by being the first international orchestra to tour to Mauritius. The Orchestra will be performing a series of concerts in January 2024, and plans to develop a multi-year residency in the country. This is an exciting opportunity for the Philharmonia to share its music with a new audience and for Mauritius to experience some of the world’s finest classical music.

Commencing in January 2024, we will kick off with chamber orchestra performances featuring the renowned British cellist Steven Isserlis alongside Mauritian musicians. The schedule includes two concerts at the Caudan Arts Centre, catering to family and school audiences, and one at the Mahatma Gandhi Institute.

The tour includes interactive workshops and masterclasses, plus an open rehearsal tailored for families and schoolchildren. Additionally, the Philharmonia will offer a chance for 80 participants to collaborate with Orchestra members, receiving coaching, technical masterclasses, and lessons concentrated on instrumental techniques for 100 young students.

Over the following years, the ambition is to further develop the work with local partners to establish an annual musical festival, with a full symphony orchestra residency, which is embedded in the community – bringing live performances of the highest quality, innovative learning and participation projects and inspirational collaborations with Mauritian artists.

Thorben Dittes, Chief Executive, Philharmonia Orchestra said: “International touring and new enterprising partnerships are at the heart of the Philharmonia’s identity as an organisation. We are thrilled to forge new relationships on the beautiful island of Mauritius, where we are embarking on the creation on a multi-year collaborative festival partnership, involving local partners and artists, and including education and digital work alongside main stage performances.”

Mauritius Festival

  • Friday, 19 January 7 pm: Opening Concert

  • Saturday, 20 January 7 pm: Steven Isserlis plays Haydn and masterclasses

  • Sunday, 21 January 3 pm: Festival Gala Concert

The Philharmonia’s tour to Mauritius is made possible by a generous donation from the Laurence Modiano Charitable Trust.


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The Silver Sponsors are La Vanille Nature Park and Monde de la Maison. Supporting Sponsors are Currimjee and the Eclosia Group.


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