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.

Tour Dates
  • 11 - 21 December December, 2013

13 December, Beijing Concert Hall, 010-66057006
15 December, Yueyang Cultural & Artistic Convention & Exhibition Center, 0730-8726666
19 December, Shenzhen Concert Hall, 0755-82841666
21 December, Hefei Poly Grand Theatre, 0551-63501222

Rudolf Gindlhumer, flute
Karl Eichinger, piano
Uli Langthaler, double bass
Gottfried Schnürl, drum

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, flute

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, piano

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.

Karl Eichinger is pianist in the Ensemble "Wiener Instrumentalsolisten" (Vienna Symphony Virtuosi).

Concerts at Home and Abroad: e.g. Bregenzer Festspiele, Jeunesse Musicale. Carinthischer Sommer Ossiach, Wiener Musikverein, Internat. Kammermusikfestival Austria "Allegro Vivo", Wiener Festwochen, Kultursommer St. Paul, Mozartfestival Salzkammergut, Musikwochen Millstatt, Festwochen St. Pölten, Musikwochen Stams, Klassikfestival Kirchstetten, Musikwochen Langenargen. Concert tours to: Canada, France, Spain, USA, Asia, Israel, Romania, Egypt, Slovakia, China, Poland, South Africa and Germany.

Radio- and TV-recordings:
Discografie: 2007 und 2011 Solo-CD's at the labels "Extraplatte" and "Preiser Records" in Vienna (Liszt/Sonata h-moll, Schumann, Berg, Wagner).
2009 - Karl Eichinger was awarded the "Silbernes Ehrenzeichen for services to the Republic of Austria".

Cooperation with: NÖ Tonkünstler Orchestra, Sarajevska Filharmonia, Dornbirner Jugendsinfonieorchester, Ensemble Contra, Sinfonietta da Camera Salzburg, Elisabeth Linhart, Ildiko Raimondi, Hans Gansch, Irene Suchy, Josef Steinböck, Alfred Gaal, Peter WesenAuer, Peter Matic, Karl Merkatz, Zwettler Big Band, Guntram Simma, Maria Hauser.

Uli Langthaler, double bass

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, drum

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".