Founded in Stockholm, December
8th 1985, by Marc Verriere & Françoise
under the patronage of the
United Nations, the Nobel Foundation and the UNICEF
(WPO) is the orchestra of the 21st century.
The WPO was created so that the universal language
of music would offer a message of peace and fraternity
to the whole international community, uniting
and bringing closer all nations through the participation
of soloists who represent the symphonic orchestras
from all countries (more than 80).
The WPO is the
only orchestra in the world simultaneously
combining these three qualities:
1. Artistic and musical excellence:"Grand Prix
du Disque" of the Charles Cros Academy - All WPO
musicians are first desk players in their home
orchestras (solo 1st or 2nd);
2. Universality: The WPO has been cited as
a unique example of international standardization
by the ISO (International Organization for Standardization).
The WPO --surely one of the world's most ethnically
and culturally diverse organizations-- performs
to the highest musical and artistic standards through
the universal language of music;
3. Public service to international charities:
UNICEF Medal - UNESCO - United Nations
- Red Cross.