|Vienna Symphony Virtuosi, Austria, 2013|
Tour Dates: 11 - 21 December, 2013
The ensemble Vienna Symphony Virtuosi was founded in 1978 and constitutes a chamber music association of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra and the Vienna Opera Houses.
13 December, Beijing Concert Hall, 010-66057006
The ensemble Vienna Symphony Virtuosi was founded in 1978 and constitutes a chamber music association of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra and the Vienna Opera Houses. The artistic object is to perform chamber music stressing solo performance.
Over the years, the Vienna Symphony Virtuosi have given concerts of different instrumentations. In addition to performing renaissance, baroque and classical music, the ensemble is also very active in performing contemporary works, including jazz inspired music and pure jazz. In this respect, compositions for unorthodox instrumentation are preferred.
The Vienna Symphony Virtuosi has been internationally active. They have made concert tours to nearly all European countries, USA, Russia, Belarus, South Africa, Japan, China, Thailand, Singapore, the Philippines, Israel, Turkey, Jordan, Egypt among many others.
The ensemble has played concerts also at a lot of festivals in Austria: Wiener Festwochen, Bregenz Festival, Linzer Brucknerfest, Haydnfestival Eisenstadt, Carinthischer Sommer, Internationaler Musiksommer Millstatt, Klangbogen Vienna, Steinhaus Festival and also international: Haydnbiennale Mechelen (Belgium), Festival Eté Mosan (Belgium), Chamber Music Festival Toronto (Canada), Stogumber Festival (UK), Musical Summer in Bavaria, Musiksommer zwischen Inn und Salzach (Germany), Denkmalkonzerte in Germany, Cervantino Festival in Mexico, Istanbul Festival, Chamber Music Festival in Israel, Macao Festival, Festival of Music in Minsk (Belarus), Bourglinster Festival of Music (Luxembourg), Bratislava Music Festival (Slovakia), Budapest Liszt Festival and others.
Rudolf Gindlhumer is the solo flutist of the Wiener Volksoper and is teaching at the Conservatory for Music in Vienna. He is very active as a flute soloist and also as a chamber music virtuoso. He is a member of the ensemble nearly since the start in 1978. His beautiful solo playing has brought much success to the ensemble.
He studied at the Anton-Bruckner-Conservatory in Linz and finished his studies at the University for Music in Vienna. He was the substitute for many times in the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Vienna Symphony Orchestra, the Tonkünstler Orchestra, Radio Symphony Orchestra, and Vienna Chamber Orchestra. As a soloist, he performed with the Tonkünstler Orchestra and South African Orchestra. He also taught in Korea.
He has done lots of tours as a chamber musician and a soloist in Europe, USA, and Russia and in the Far and Near East. He had made a lot of productions for TV and radio stations as well as CD recordings.
He has got the Silver Badge for Merits by the Austrian State President.
Karl Eichinger was born in 1965 at Zwettl/Lower Austria. After finishing his Matura he studied piano (with Viktor Teuflmayr) at the Vienna Universtiy for Music and Dramatic Arts graduating with Diploma and Magisterium. He then completed his studies in piano performance at the Vienna Conservatory Private University with Franz Zettl, as well as attending master classes with Oleg Maisenberg and Rudolf Kehrer. Over the years he has gained considerable experience as soloist, chamber musician, and correpetitor.
Uli Langthaler is one of the most profiled double bass players in Vienna for classics and jazz. He studied at the Vienna Conservatory under the double bass legend Rudolf Hansen. From 1987 to 1991, he was a member of the United Stage Orchestra Vienna. Since 1990, he teaches jazz bass improvisation at the Vienna Conservatory. He made also a lot of tours with famous Viennese jazz ensembles and orchestras, and produced a lot of CDs. His own Uli Langthaler Quartet was also very successful.
In 1990, he became a teacher in the Conservatory in Vienna for bass improvisation and a leader of ensembles of young people in the Conservatory. Since 1992, he has been a teacher at the Klagenfurt State Conservatory.
Gottfried Schnürl has not only studied at the University of Music in Vienna, but also at the Music High School Brandbjerg in Denmark and UCLA California, where he became a "Master of Percussion Artists". In Klosterneuburg, he founded his "percussioninstitut", to bring young people to the art of drumming, vibraphone and marimba playing. He is not only a wonderful drummer but also a big showman. His drum solos are a very important part of the concerts of the Vienna Symphony Virtuosi.
He made lots of CDs, did lots of workshops in Austria, Germany and Italy, and is the organizer and teacher at the International Music Workshop "summer jam" in Greece.
He has written a book "Rhythm Training" and developed sticks "Jazz Artist" and "Free Latin".