The news that Vienna Johann Strauss Orchestra to visit Asia in late 2023 will be welcomed by many. The orchestra is set to spend two weeks in China, Japans and Korea. The orchestra will be under the baton of Johannes Wildner, an Austrian conductor, conducting professor, and former member violinist with the Vienna Philharmonic. Born in Mürzzuschlag, Austria in 1956, Wildner studied conducting, violin and musicology and has established himself as one of the foremost Austrian conductors.
His years of experience as a member of the Vienna Philharmonic and the Vienna State Opera Orchestra have given his conducting a distinctive stamp. After positions as Chief Conductor of Prague State Opera and First Permanent Conductor of Leipzig Opera, Wildner was the General Music Director of the Neue Philharmonie Westfalen for ten years from 1997.
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He has been Principal Guest Conductor of the BBC Concert Orchestra in London from 2010 to 2014. In 2014 he became the director of the Austrian opera festival Oper Burg Gars in Gars am Kamp. He was appointed Professor of Conducting at the Vienna University of Music with the effect of October 1, 2014. From 2019/2020, Johannes Wildner will also be the Chief Conductor of Sønderjyllands Symphony Orchestra in Sønderborg, Denmark.
Wildner has recorded over 100 CDs, DVDs and videos, including Johann Strauss’ Die Fledermaus and Mozart’s Così fan tutte, live recordings of Carmen and Le nozze di Figaro, Bruckner’s Third and Ninth symphonies, and various CDs of previously unknown repertoire by Erich Zeisl, Joseph Marx and Johann Nepomuk David. For news about his upcoming shows visit Johann Wildner. To purchase recordings, visit his page on Amazon.
For the concerts, Wildner and the Orchestra have determined a program of works largely by Johann Strauss II, with pieces by Edouard Strauss and Carl Michael Ziehrer.
Asian-Tour: China, Japan, Korea
29/12/2023, 19:00 – Shenyang (Shengjing Grand Theatre)
30/12/2023, 19:30 – Souzhou (Poly Grand Theatre)
31/12/2023, 19.30 and 21:30 – Shanghai (Symphony Hall)
01/01/2024, 19:30 – Beijing (Poly Theatre)
03/01/2024, 14:30 – Yokohama, Minato Mirai Hall
04/01/2024, – Fukuoka, Shimin Kaikan
05/01/2024, – Toyota, City Concert Hall Nohgakudo
06/01/2024, – Osaka, Festival Hall
08/01/2024, 11:00 and 15:00 – Tokyo, Opera City
09/01/2024, – Hachioji, Olympus Hall
11/01/2024, – Matsudo, Seitoku Gakuen Kawanami Kinen Koudou
13/01/2024, – Gangneung , Gangneung Art Center
14/01/2024, – Incheon, Incheon Art Center