Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam

Main sponsors

Main sponsor ING


Since 1989, ING has acted as the main sponsor of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, often cited as the best orchestra in the world. The orchestra is made up of no fewer than 120 players hailing from over twenty countries, all of whom come together to create a single, unified world of sound. Each musician in the orchestra is one of the world’s best players of his or her instrument. The orchestra also employs some of the world’s leading conductors and soloists. In addition to some ninety concerts performed at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam each year, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra gives forty concerts in major concert halls abroad – from New York and London to Hong Kong.

The RCO and ING have been working together for many years in the areas of international business, attracting a wide audience, marketing and banking. ING is proud to be the main sponsor of the Netherlands’ leading cultural ambassador!

ING: committed to culture

Culture has long been important to ING’s clients and employees. Indeed, ING is committed to making culture accessible to a wide audience, which is why the bank sponsors various cultural projects worldwide.

ING Group

With over 8.9 million account holders, ING is one of the largest leading financial service providers in the Netherlands. ING offers its customers convenience, value for money and personal advice. Private and business clients can rely on ING’s full range of financial products to meet their payment, savings, credit, mortgage and investment needs. ING also acts as an insurance and pensions intermediary. ING is a Dutch subsidiary of the ING Group, an international financial institution with over 85 million customers in Europe, the US, Canada, Latin America, Asia and Australia.

Unilever as a Partner

Main sponsor

Since 1 March 2011, Unilever is a partner of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam. Unilever is the second main sponsor, next to ING Bank.

“We are enormously proud to be able to contribute to the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra with its many prominent, world-class musicians and conductors and thus support the further development of culture in our society. Moreover, this partnership is an excellent fit as both partners are committed to being world-leading in their field, which involves passion, quality and top talent.” Paul Polman, CEO Unilever

Committed to culture

Unilever wants to show its commitment to society, not only through its products but also in other ways. We feel it is important to contribute to maintaining and further developing culture in our society. As a proud main sponsor we look forward to 2013, the anniversary year of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, when it will celebrate 125 years of outstanding musicianship with numerous musical performances for audiences all over the globe.

About Unilever

Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of foods and home & personal care products. Our portfolio of over 400 brands includes well-know and popular global brands such as AXE, Becel, Dove, Knorr, Lipton, Magnum, Omo and Rexona. Every day two billion people all over the world use our products.

We want to create a better future, every day. With our brands and services – and through our partnerships – we want to help people feel good, look good and get more out of life. Sustainable growth is at the core of our business and we are guided by the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan, which we launched end 2010 with ambitious targets in the areas of health & well-being, enhanced livelihoods and less environmental impact.