Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS (DFP) is home to the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) and is Malaysia’s first concert hall dedicated to classical music. Located at the PETRONAS Twin Towers, it was officially opened on 17th August 1998 by the patron of the MPO, Tun Dr. Siti Hasmah Haji Mohd Ali and former 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 hall’s stage.

The hall contains 920 seats, including box seats, corporate suites and a royal suite. Acoustics experts Kirkegaard and Associates have incorporated unique acoustical devices into its design to maximize the hall’s natural qualities.

Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2018, DFP plays an integral part in the music and cultural landscape of Malaysia and the city of Kuala Lumpur. It continues to enthrall listeners as it has done since the day it first opened its doors. In addition to stimulating and enriching concerts by the MPO, world renowned orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, BBC Symphony and Vienna Symphony have performed in this hall.

Beyond classical music, DFP has hosted prominent ensembles of other music genres such as the Count Basie Orchestra, Yellowjackets, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Mezzoforte, Pink Martini and Gotan Project. International stars that have graced the stage include Harry Connick Jr., Anoushka Shankar, Laura Fygi, Zakir Hussain, Larry Carlton and Diana Krall.

Renowned Malaysian artists including SM Salim, Sheila Majid, M Nasir, Siti Nurhaliza, Jamal Abdillah, Ramli Ibrahim, Khadijah Ibrahim, Ella, Yuna, Aizat, Hafiz, Najwa and Dayang Nurfaizah have mesmerised audiences at DFP.

Concerts by talented young Malaysians from the Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (MPYO) continue to be hosted at this venue.

DFP’s success is also attributed to its exceptional architectural design, superior acoustics and recording studio modelled after the legendary Abbey Road Studios.