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Welcome

to the captivating realm of the Imperial Philharmonic, A Viennese Orchestra, the unrivaled purveyors of mesmerizing film music and alluring Viennese classical masterpieces. Prepare to be transported to a realm of enchantment as you immerse yourself in our world of sublime sound.

Indulge your senses in the sheer magnificence of our public orchestra concerts, held within the resplendent Golden Musikvereinssaal. Experience the symphonic splendor firsthand as our talented musicians bring to life a symphony of emotions that will resonate deep within your soul. Feel the power and passion of our performances, as every note reverberates within the hallowed walls of this iconic concert hall.

For those seeking a touch of musical brilliance to elevate their corporate event or private celebration, look no further. Our esteemed ensembles stand ready to infuse your special occasion with the elegance and sophistication that only live music can provide. From intimate soirées to grand affairs, allow us to craft an unforgettable musical experience tailored to your unique desires.

Prepare to be captivated, for the Imperial Philharmonic awaits, eager to enchant you with our exquisite repertoire and unmatched artistry. Step into our world of timeless melodies and experience the magic that unfolds when music meets perfection.

Our next concert

The Sound Of Christmas

We cordially extend our invitation to you, beckoning you to partake in a time-honored tradition—the pinnacle of musical celebrations, our illustrious Christmas concert. Mark your calendars for a date that shall forever remain etched in your memory: the 22nd of December 2024, where we shall gather in the resplendent Golden Hall of the esteemed Viennese Musikverein.

Stay tuned, for more information about the esteemed soloists shall be unveiled in due time. Rest assured, their unparalleled talents shall elevate the atmosphere, creating an ethereal ambiance that lingers long after the final note has faded into the night.

Don't miss the opportunity to be part of this extraordinary musical affair. Join us for an enchanting evening that will leave an indelible mark upon your festive celebrations, forever etching the beauty of this cherished Christmas concert into the annals of your memories.

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New Year’s Gala 2025

As the glow of the holiday season begins to brighten our spirits, and the world readies to embrace the promises of a new year, we at the Imperial Philharmonic are honored to extend to you a special invitation.

On the 5th of January 2024, the grandeur of Musikverein Vienna's Golden Hall will be filled with symphonic tales, resplendent melodies, and a celebration of musical heritage. We warmly invite you to join us for our prestigious New Year’s Concert, a timeless tradition that promises to blend the old-world charm with contemporary musical brilliance.

This occasion is more than just a concert. It's a gathering of music aficionados, a celebration of Vienna's rich musical history, and a melodious start to a brand new year.

We hope to share this unforgettable evening with you. Secure your place amongst fellow connoisseurs and let us begin 2025 on a harmonious note.

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About Us

The Orchestra

The Imperial Philharmonic Orchestra stands proudly as one of Austria's esteemed ensembles, embodying the epitome of musical grandeur in both film and classical realms. Comprised of virtuosic musicians hailing from Vienna and esteemed international orchestras, their collective artistry creates an opulent tapestry of sound. It is a sonic masterpiece dedicated to honoring Vienna's illustrious "genius loci" as a city synonymous with refined musical indulgence.

Throughout the annals of history, Vienna has been a hallowed haven for maestros and composers of unparalleled greatness. Legends such as Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and the captivating waltz impresario Johann Strauss have graced this cultural metropolis, their creative spirits intermingling with its very essence. Mahler, Schönberg, and numerous other luminaries have likewise imprinted their genius upon this majestic city, further amplifying its allure.

In the realm of international film music, it is no mere happenstance that a towering luminary emerged from Vienna's embrace: the illustrious Erich Wolfgang Korngold. His compositional prowess transcended boundaries, epitomizing the opulence and splendor that Vienna so effortlessly bestows upon the world. Korngold's name remains synonymous with a lavish musical legacy befitting the city's timeless elegance.

Repertoire

Indulge in the resplendent melodies brought forth by the Imperial Philharmonic, an orchestra dedicated to lavishing audiences worldwide with awe-inspiring musical experiences, particularly from the expanse of film's majestic repertoire.

Within our opulent repertoire, you shall find timeless treasures from cinematic masterpieces such as "Forrest Gump," "Jurassic Park," "The Lion King," "E.T.," and "The Sound of Music." Furthermore, at your beck and call, we are delighted to serenade you with transcendent classical opuses, including the illustrious works of Mozart and Strauss.

Our noble pursuit encompasses captivating both the young and the wise, presenting a symphonic tapestry that entrances the soul and enchants the senses. With every note, we craft an auditory masterpiece worthy of devoted listening, resonating deep within the core of your being. Prepare to be transported to realms of sheer musical ecstasy, as our symphonic enchantment takes flight, leaving an indelible imprint upon your heart.

Booking

Embark on a harmonious journey through the realm of musical splendor with the Imperial Philharmonic Orchestra. We present an unparalleled musical tapestry that caters to all types of events, from intimate soirées to grandiose spectacles. The stage is set, waiting for your command.

Immerse yourself in the opulence of our orchestral prowess as we transform any venue into a mesmerizing haven of auditory enchantment. Whether it be a prestigious gala in a grand concert hall or an intimate private matinee in an exclusive setting, our musicians breathe life into every occasion, painting the air with sublime melodies.

Should you seek guidance on selecting the perfect ensemble, curating an enchanting repertoire, or have any other inquiries regarding the musical essence of your event, our dedicated team stands ready to assist. Your satisfaction is our paramount concern. Do not hesitate to contact us, as we await the honor of bringing forth a musical experience that transcends all expectations.

Musikverein

The Musikverein - our musical "home"

Immerse yourself in the enchanting embrace of the Vienna Musikverein, a revered musical haven we proudly call our "home." Every December, a cherished tradition unfolds as we grace the stage of the world-renowned "Golden Hall" within this illustrious concert hall, offering a resplendent Christmas concert. And as January dawns, we usher in the New Year with a vibrant program, resounding with the timeless melodies of the waltz king himself, Johann Strauss, and other esteemed composers.

History of the Viennese Musikverein

The Viennese Musikverein's history is steeped in rich heritage. Often referred to simply as the "Musikverein," it stands as a testament to the enduring passion for music in Vienna. The "Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde" (Society of Friends of Music), the esteemed custodians of this architectural gem, constructed the building on Emperor Franz Joseph's donated land, and on January 6, 1870, it was unveiled to the world. At the heart of the Vienna Musikverein lies the resplendent "Golden Hall," adorned with magnificent decor and housing a historic organ crafted by the renowned Austrian firm Rieger in 1907. In 2001, the building underwent a meticulous renovation and expansion, encompassing additional rehearsal and concert halls.

Renowned for its lavish and revered acoustics, the Golden Hall of the Musikverein stands proudly among the world's top concert halls, alongside esteemed counterparts like Symphony Hall in Boston and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Spanning 48 meters in length, 19 meters in width, and soaring 18 meters high, it boasts over 1,700 seats and 300 standing places. This iconic venue has gained global acclaim, partly due to the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, whose residence lies within these walls.

Step into the world of musical opulence, where every note resonates within the majestic embrace of the Golden Hall, transporting you to a realm of unrivaled auditory bliss. The Vienna Musikverein beckons, inviting you to partake in a symphonic experience of unparalleled grandeur.

Our concert hall “ Musikverein Vienna-Golden Hall”
Musikvereinsplatz 1, 1010 Vienna

Our Conductors

Stephan Koncz

Featured Conductor

Stephan Koncz comes from an Austro-Hungarian family of musicians and when he was eight began his studies at the Musikhochschule of his native Vienna. In 2000 he became a pupil of Róbert Nagy at the Vienna Conservatory, and from 2002 he also studied composition and conducting at the University of Vienna. His training and development were also decisively stimulated by masterclasses with Daniel Barenboim, Steven Isserlis, Heinrich Schiff, Olaf Maninger and Tamás Varga as well as by chamber-musical activities with Julian Rachlin, Dmitry Sitkovetsky and the 12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic. In 2006 Koncz became a scholar of the Berliner Philharmoniker’s Orchestra Academy. The winner of several national and international competitions, he has also appeared as a soloist and chamber player in venues including the Vienna Musikverein and Konzerthaus as well as the Berlin Philharmonie. His position as principal cellist in the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra resulted in an intensive collaboration with the violinist Maxim Vengerov. Having previously been a member of the Vienna State Opera Orchestra for two years, Stephan Koncz joined the cello section of the Berliner Philharmoniker at the beginning of the 2010/2011 season.

Alastair Willis

Featured Conductor

In past seasons, Willis has guest conducted orchestras around the world including the Chicago Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Mexico City Philharmonic, Orquestra Sinfonica de Rio de Janeiro, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchestra Berlin, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, China National Orchestra (Beijing), and Silk Road Ensemble (with Yo-Yo Ma) among others. His recording of Ravel’s “L’Enfant et les Sortileges” with Nashville Symphony and Opera for Naxos was Grammy nominated for Best Classical Album in 2009.

Last season Willis was re-engaged by the Chicago Symphony, Qatar Philharmonic, Pacific Northwest Ballet, La Porte County Symphony, and Salute to Vienna, and made his debut with the Rockford Symphony. This season he returns to the Chicago Symphony, Qatar Philharmonic, River Oaks Chamber Orchestra, Pacific Northwest Ballet and Salute to Vienna.

Previous positions include Music Director of the Illinois Symphony, Principal Guest Conductor with the Florida Orchestra’s Coffee Concert series, Associate Conductor of the Seattle Symphony, Assistant Conductor with the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestras, and Music Director of the Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra.

Born in Acton, Massachusetts, Willis lived with his family in Moscow for five years before settling in Surrey, England. He received his bachelor’s degree with honors from England’s Bristol University, an Education degree from Kingston University, and a Masters of Music degree from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music.

Gallery

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Our Demo Video

The demo shows members of the orchestra and demonstrates a piece of popular film music. Whoever knows the famous movie Forrest Gump might recognize the music in the video.

 

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Somewhere In My Memory

Somewhere In My Memory-"Home Alone" IMPERIAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA 

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Christmas Festival

"CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL” Imperial Philharmonic Orchestra

Concerts

Russia, Moscow

04.12.2021
AUTUMN WITH VIENNESE CLASSIC

Other Concerts in Russia
03.12.2021-05.12.2021

Austria

MUSIKVEREIN GOLDENER SAAL

22.12.2021
CHRISTMAS WITH THE IMPERIAL PHILHARMONIC 

Austria

MUSIKVEREIN GOLDENER SAAL

03.01.2022
NEW YEAR’S OPENING WITH THE IMPERIAL PHILHARMONIC

Austria, Vienna

MUSIKVEREIN GOLDENER SAAL

22.12.2022
CHRISTMAS WITH THE IMPERIAL PHILHARMONIC

Austria, Vienna

MUSIKVEREIN GOLDENER SAAL

22 December 2023
CHRISTMAS WITH THE IMPERIAL PHILHARMONIC

Austria, Vienna

MUSIKVEREIN GOLDENER SAAL

5 Jan 2024
New Year’s, Gala, 2024

Contact

Address

A-1080 Vienna,Florianigasse 20,
Vienna, Austria.

Email

info@imperialphilharmonic.at

Phone

+43 664 2456 302

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