Luke Ritchie

Philharmonia Orchestra

Head of Innovation & Partnerships

Speaker Biography

Luke Ritchie is Head of Innovation & Partnerships at the Philharmonia Orchestra. The Orchestra has had a dedicated Digital department for nearly a decade, using technology to connect with a growing audience beyond the traditional Concert Hall, creating new artistic experiences that allow you to step inside the Orchestra.

Under the artistic leadership of Principal Conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen, the Digital team has created a range of cutting-edge projects, from iPad apps to interactive web documentaries, large-scale installations to touring musical trucks, and extensive video collections through to its growing portfolio of immersive work.

In 2019, the Philharmonia joined the new Audience of the Future Live Performance consortium with RSC, Marshmallow Laser Feast, Manchester International, Punchdrunk, Intel, Magic Leap, Epic Games and many more to develop its R&D in VR, AR and MR, with a focus on music – from spatial audio to composition for interactive platforms.