The National Orchestra of Korea, an orchestra of traditional Korean instruments was founded in 1995 as a resident company of the National Theater of Korea. From its foundation up to the present, the company has proudly presented contemporary versions of traditional Korean music.

Based on the achievements of his predecessors, the fifth Artistic Director Won Il is now fostering the National Orchestra into Korea’s premiere orchestras by bringing out its characteristic sound and encouraging innovation in its musicians.

The orchestra endeavours to accomplish the popularization and globalization of traditional Korean music through various efforts such as creating new styles of traditional music and improving traditional instruments along with programmes for children.