Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg
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Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg

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Year of Foundation:  1908

The Mozarteum Orchestra goes back to the "Cathedral Music Association and Mozarteum" founded in 1841 with the help of Mozart's sons Franz Xaver and Karl Thomas as well as his widow Constanze. In 1908, the ensemble officially adopted the name "Mozarteum Orchestra" – today it is among the leading symphony orchestras in Austria. Ivor Bolton has been its Chief Conductor since 2004.
The Mozarteum Orchestra presents two concert series of its own: the Sunday Matinees at the Großes Festspielhaus offer grand symphonic works from the classical to the contemporary era, interpreted with major conductors and soloists. The Thursday Concerts are a themed concert series offering a tension-filled balance between famous orchestral works and pieces that are new or due for a rediscovery. The artistic focus is on the Viennese classical era, but the Sunday Matinees especially show how great the stylistic breadth of the ensemble’s repertoire - demonstrated for example by the benchmark performance of Messiaen’s Turangalîla Symphony in the spring of 2011.
In addition, the Mozarteum Orchestra has also been heard in major opera productions: at the Salzburg Festival, Ivor Bolton conducted Haydn’s Armida in 2009 and Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta in 2011 with Anna Netrebko and Piotr Beczala, as well as Stravinsky’s Le Rossignol. In 2008 and 2010, the orchestra – once again with Anna Netrebko in the title role – performed Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette under Yannick Nézet-Séguin. In 2012, the Mozarteum Orchestra also contributes to Peter von Winter's opera The Labyrinth, or the Struggle with the Elements. Part Two of the Magic Flute at the Salzburg Festival. In 2013 the orchestra played Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy’s music in the frame of the drama A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare. In Festival Summer 2014 the Mozarteum Orchestera performed the world premiere of Marc-André Dalbavie’s Charlotte Salomon. For the Salzburg State Theater, the orchestra also performs musical theater works.
Every year, the Mozarteum Orchestra performs in the Mozart Matinees at the Salzburg Festival. It also performs several concerts at the Salzburg Mozart Week – in 2015 the concert performance of Schubert’s Alfonso und Estrella – and for the Salzburg Cultural Association.
On its international tours, the Mozarteum Orchestra represents the City and the State of Salzburg and acts as a musical ambassador. The 2011-2012 season lead the orchestra to Japan, Barcelona, Bilbao, Cologne, Frankfurt and Baden-Baden. The fall of 2012 saw a major tour through China and a guest appearance in Berlin. At the Easter weekend 2013 the orchestra moreover performed in Cuenca at the 52. Semana de Música Religiose de Cuenca. In May 2015 the orchestra tours to Japan again.
The orchestra has 91 regular members and has been conducted by international guest conductors including Giovanni Antonini, Robin Ticciati, Marc Minkowski, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Mark Elder, Frans Bruggen, Andris Nelsons, Mark Wigglesworth, Dmitrij Kitajenko and Thomas Dausgaard. Starting with the 2011-2012 season, Trevor Pinnock as First Guest Conductor of the Mozarteum Orchestra intensifies his collaboration with the ensemble.
One of the issues close to the Mozarteum Orchestra’s heart is working with young musicians and friends of music: thus, since 2010-2011 there is an annual school program, during which students attend interactive workshops, attend rehearsals and school concerts, introducing them to classical music.  Furthermore, in 2008 the Mozarteum Orchestra presented a young project entitled 2 ORCHESTRAS, which featured the world premiere of its first commission for the combination of a professional orchestra and a youth orchestra. The project continued in 2010 with a work by Toshio Hosokawa.
The Mozarteum Orchestra’s work is documented widely on CD and DVD. The CDs released by the label Oehms Classics include numerous works by Mozart, Haydn’s oratorios The Seasons and The Creation, Berlioz’ L’Enfance du Christ as well as an ongoing cycle of Anton Bruckner’s symphonies. Besides in mid-July 2013 a CD-recording of the Label Sony Classical with works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was published. The Mozarteum Orchestra performed in conjunction with the harpist Xavier de Maistre and flautist Magali Mosnier. Its DVDs include Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette with Rolando Villazon and Zarzuelas with Plácido Domingo.
The official main sponsors of the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg are Audi and the Leica Camera AG. 

Lineup/Description of Style

Band/Ensemble MemberInstrument
principal conductor
guest conductor
first violin, concert master
first violin, concert master
first violin, concert master
first violin, concert master
first violin
first violin
first violin
first violin
first violin
first violin
first violin
first violin
first violin
first violin
first violin
first violin
first violin
second violin
second violin
second violin
second violin
second violin
second violin
second violin
second violin
second violin
second violin
viol
viol
viol
viol
viol
viol
viol
viol
cello
cello
cello
cello
cello
cello
contrabass
contrabass
contrabass
contrabass
contrabass
contrabass
harp
harp
flute
flute
flute
flute
oboe
oboe
oboe
oboe
clarinet
clarinet
clarinet
clarinet
bassoon
bassoon
bassoon
bassoon
horn
horn
horn
horn
horn
horn
trumpet
trumpet
trumpet
trumpet
trombone
trombone
trombone
trombone
tuba
kettledrum, percussion instrument
kettledrum, percussion instrument

Discography, Performances, Projects

The Mozarteum Orchestra’s work is documented widely on CD and DVD. The CDs released by the label Oehms Classics include numerous works by Mozart, Haydn’s oratorios The Seasons and The Creation, Berlioz’ L’Enfance du Christ as well as an ongoing cycle of Anton Bruckner’s symphonies. Besides in mid-July 2013 a CD-recording of the Label Sony Classical with works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was published. The Mozarteum Orchestra performed in conjunction with the harpist Xavier de Maistre and flautist Magali Mosnier. Its DVDs include Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette with Rolando Villazon and Zarzuelas with Plácido Domingo.

Educational Organisation of (Person)

Awarding Organisation of (Person)

Performing Band/Ensemble of (Composition)

"... e finisci già?"
... meins traurens ist ... - Violinkonzert
Ahnungen - für Orchester
An die Königin der Nacht
ANNÄHERUNG
Ausstrahlungen W. A. Mozart'scher Themen - für Orchester
Cadunt Umbrae - für Alt, 8 Frauenstimmen, Tonband und Orchester
Charon-Pluto - 76 Solo Instruments
Concertino für klassisches Orchester
Concerto für großes Orchester
Der Schatten, das Band, das uns an die Erde bindet - (L'ombre, cette bande qui nous relie à la terre). Ballett für großes Orchester
Divertimento "Mozarteum"
Divertimento für Koloratursopran und Orchestergruppen
Doppelkonzert - für Flöte, Klarinette und Orchester
Eris - the goddess of discord
Figuren und Phantasien - Drei Sätze für Orchester
Get up, Salzburg! - aus der Viva!Mozart-Suite
Hymnus - für großes Bläserensemble
Im Wirkungskreis Sarastros
InSight7
KADENZEN - für das Klavierkonzert von W.A. Mozart KV 491 in c-moll
Kadenzen des Windes und der Stille
Kammermusik - für großes Orchester
Kammersinfonie '87 - "Ein Sommernachtsspiel?"
Kegel I - for orchestra
Kegel II - für Orchester
Klangspuren - Sinfonische Skizzen
KONZERT - für Klavier und Orchester
Konzert für Basstuba und Orchester
Konzert für Kontrabass und Orchester
Konzert für Saxophon und Orchester
Konzert für Schlagzeug und Orchester
Konzert für vier Violoncelli und Kammerorchester
Londoner Skizzen
Metamorphosen über ein Fragment von Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - für Flöte, Oboe, Streichquartett und Orchester
Missa in c-moll KV 427 (417a) - (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart), Rekonstruktion und Ergänzung
Multiplay - Kanonische Reflexionen für 23 Spieler
Musica brevis - für Orchester
Our Motley Mothertongue - Violinkonzert
OUVERTÜRE ZU MOSES - for orchestra
Reflexionen II - für Orchester
Rondino
Serenade
Serenade für 6 Hörner und 46 Streicher
Soirées imaginaires - für großes Orchester
Stimmen der Nacht - für Sopran (Mezzosopran) und Orchester nach Texten von Georg Trakl
streut licht | an den bebenden rändern
Tableau-Prolog
Tag- & Nachtweisen - im Ton des Mönchs von Salzburg und Herrn Marteins
Umbrae - für großes Orchester
VERSUCH ÜBER EINEN DISKURS ... (invention) ... - Konzert für Klavier und 18 Bläser
Violinkonzert

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