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Conductor Herbert von Karajan Was Born On This Day in 1908 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian conductor Herbert von Karajan was born on this day in 1908. Dying in 1989, Maestro von Karajan is remembered as one of the most...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Bronislaw Huberman – Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3 [1934 ARCHIVAL]

Never-before-uploaded 1934 archival audio recording of legendary Polish violinist Bronislaw Huberman performing Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major – with conductor Issay Dobroven and...

Conductor Herbert Blomstedt Awarded Vienna Philharmonic Honorary Member

The Vienna Philharmonic has this week announced 91-year-old Swedish-American conductor Herbert Blomstedt as the ensemble's newest Honorary Member. Maestro Blomstedt first conducted the orchestra in...

Vienna State Opera & Philharmonic Announce New 1st Violinist

The Vienna State Opera and Vienna Philharmonic have this week announced the appointment of 24-year-old Austrian violinist Lara Kusztrich to their 1st violin sections. A...

Concertmaster Gerhart Hetzel Born On This Day in 1940 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Former Vienna State Opera and Vienna Philharmonic First Concertmaster Gerhart Hetzel was born on this day in 1940. A protege of Wolfgang Schneiderhan, Mr Hetzel is remembered...

Austrian Violinist Willi Boskovsky Died On This Day in 1991 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian violinist and conductor Willi Boskovsky died on this day in 1991 – aged 81. Maestro Boskovsky served as Concertmaster of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra...

Conductor Bernard Haitink Awarded Honorary Member of Vienna Philharmonic

The Vienna Philharmonic has this week announced the appointment of 89-year-old Dutch conductor, Bernard Haitink as an honorary member of the ensemble. Since his debut in...

Vienna State Opera & Philharmonic Announce New Viola Section Member

The Vienna State Opera and Vienna Philharmonic have this week announced the appointment of Polish-born violist Barnaba Jan Poprawski to their viola sections. A graduate...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Gidon Kremer – Mozart Violin Concerto No.4 in D Major [1987]

Never-before-uploaded 1987 archival footage of violinist Gidon Kremer performing Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 4 in D Major. Recorded live conductor Nicolaus Harnoncourt and the Vienna...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Gidon Kremer – Mozart Violin Concerto No. 1 [1983]

Never-before-uploaded 1983 archival performance of violinist Gidon Kremer performing Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in B-Flat Major. Recorded live with conductor Nicolaus Harnoncourt and the Vienna Philharmonic...

BREAKING | VC Artist Fedor Rudin Appointed Concertmaster of Vienna State Opera & Philharmonic

It has been announced today that 26-year-old French-Russian VC Artist Fedor Rudin has been appointment to a Concertmaster position of the Vienna State Opera...

Vienna Philharmonic Launches New International Student Training Academy

The Vienna Philharmonic has this week announced the launch of a new 2-year free-of-charge orchestral training academy - open to 12 outstanding international students aged...

OUT NOW | Benjamin Schmid’s New CD: ‘Korngold: Violin Concerto Op. 35’ [LISTEN]

Oehms Classics has today announced the re-release of Austrian-born violinist Benjamin Schmid’s 2004 album: Korngold: Violin Concerto Op. 35. Recorded with conductor Seiji Ozawa and Vienna Philharmonic live from...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Küchl & Koll – Mozart ‘Sinfonia Concertante’, Vienna Phil [1991]

Never-before-uploaded 1991 archival footage of Vienna Philharmonic former Concertmaster Rainer Küchl and former Principal Violist Heinrich Koll performing Mozart’s 'Sinfonia Concertante' - with conductor Zubin...

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Announce New 1st Violin Appointment

The Vienna Philharmonic has today announced the appointment of 30 year old Austrian violinist Katharina Engelbrecht to their 1st violin section. A graduate of the...