Vienna Chamber Orchestra
PCK Media, LLC Founded in 1946, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra had a special partnership with principal conductor Carlo Zecchi as well as guests Yehudi Menuhin and Sándor Végh. Cooperation with Heinz Holliger, Sir Neville Marriner, Adam Fischer and Rudolf Barshai always held special significance. Between 2003 and 2008, Heinrich Schiff was Artistic Director of the Vienna Chamber Orchestra. A number of significant projects took place under his direction. Since 2004, Joji Hattori has been Associate Guest Conductor of the Vienna Chamber Orchestra.
In May 2008, Stefan Vladar was appointed Artistic Director. With him, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra became one of the leading chamber orchestras in the world. The list of partners on stage sounds like the international artists’ who’s who: Martha Argerich, Cecilia Bartoli, Elisabeth Batiashvili, Teresa Berganza, Ian Bostridge, Rudolf Buchbinder, Joseph Calleja, Karel Mark Chichon, Daniela Fally, Isabelle Faust, Dietrich Fischer Dieskau, Hélène Grimaud, Edita Gruberova, Friedrich & Paul Gulda, Viviane Hagner, Lynn Harrell, Janine Jansen, Kiri Te Kanawa, Angelika Kirchschlager, Elisabeth Leonskaja, Oleg Maisenberg, Viktoria Mullova, Anna Netrebko, Emmanuel Pahud, Thomas Quasthoff, Julian Rachlin, Vadim Repin, Fazil Say, Benjamin Schmid, David Stern, Maxim Vengerov, Hanna & Bruno Weinmeister and Thomas Zehetmair, Wiener Sängerknaben, and the Hamburg Ballet (John Neumeier).
In addition to its subscription series Matinees and International Prizewinners at the Vienna Konzerthaus, the orchestra appears there in the Symphonie Classique and Voices series in the Great Hall and is a welcome guest at festivals and concert halls around the world: Beethoven Festival Bonn, George Enescu Festival, Eisenstadt Haydn Festival, just to name a very few. The international renown of the Vienna Chamber Orchestra is reflected in its frequent tours throughout Europe, Russia, Asia, the USA and South America and in its regular appearances in virtually every major city in Europe.