The Ljubljana International Orchestra is cultural ambassador of the City of Ljubljana. It represents the beautiful Slovenian capital and aims to portray Ljubljana as a cosmopolitan city, a city of youth, creativity and opportunities.
Musicians from approximately 35 different countries, hence different cultures and social environments, strive to achieve the highest performance level. Furthermore, the orchestra enables international mobility of musicians in Europe and uses the power of music to encourage international dialogue.
The conductors who have played the significant role in the development of the orchestra are Klaus Arp (Germany) and Živa Ploj Peršuh (Slovenia). The concertmasters of the orchestra are Gregory Ahss (concertmaster of Camerata Salzburg and Luzern Festival Orchestra), Janez Podlesek (concertmaster of Slovenian Philharmonic) and Yuri Kalnits (soloist). Permanent other musicians in the orchestra are also Konstantin Pfiz (cello), Knut-Erik Sundquist (double bass), Jože Kotar (clarinet), Igor Ahss (bassoon), Zora Slokar (french horn), Mihael Šuler (trombone) and Raymond Curfs (timpani).