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Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS (DFP) is Malaysia’s first concert hall dedicated to classical music.

Located at the PETRONAS Twin Towers, it was officially opened on 17 August 1998 by the Patron of the MPO, YABhg. Tun Dr. Siti Hasmah Haji Mohd Ali and Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad.

Designed by Cesar Pelli, the hall takes its inspiration from the traditional shoe-box shape of the great 19th-century European concert halls with the magnificent Klais Pipe Organ providing a spectacular backdrop to the stage.
The hall seats 920 people at one time which includes box seats, corporate suites and a royal suite. Acoustics experts Kirkegaard & Associates have incorporated unique acoustical devices into its design to maximize the hall’s natural qualities.

 DFP plays an integral part in the music and cultural landscape of the city of Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia. It continues to enthral audiences since the day it first opened its doors. Among renowned Malaysian artists who have mesmerized audiences at DFP include SM Salim, Sheila Majid, M Nasir, Siti Nurhaliza, Hattan, Jamal Abdillah, Khadijah Ibrahim, Ramli Sarip, Aishah, Ella, Yuna, Faizal Tahir, Dayang Nurfaizah, Aubrey Suwito, Akim, Hazama, Hujan and Misha Omar among others.

International superstars who have graced the stage are Harry Connick Jr., Diana Krall, Anoushka Shankar, Laura Fygi, Zakir Hussain, Larry Carlton, Harvey Malaihollo, Ruth Sahanaya and Judika.

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World-renowned orchestras that have performed here include the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, BBC Symphony and Vienna Symphony.

Beyond classical music, DFP has hosted ensembles of jazz and world music genres such as the Count Basie Orchestra, Yellowjackets, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Mezzoforte, Igudesman & Joo, Pink Martini and Gotan Project.

DFP has also been the venue for many local and international cultural performances, corporate events and film recording. Some of the clients that DFP have worked with are PETRONAS, UMW Toyota, Netflix, Warnakala, Allianz Malaysia, SP Setia, Embassy of The Republic of Korea, Embassy of Japan, MCKK Foundation, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) and The Japan Foundation, Kuala Lumpur.

DFP’s success is attributed to its exceptional architectural design, superior acoustics, and recording studio modelled after the legendary Abbey Road Studios. As the first purpose-built concert hall in Malaysia, DFP will continue to become the premier iconic hall with diverse music and cultural offerings to create unique experience for all.

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