Behind the Scenes

Bregenz Festival

Change of Conductor

Enrique Mazzola replaces Constantinos Carydis as conductor for the third orchestra concert at this year's Bregenz Festival.  

Philippe Jordan (c) Julia Wesely

Philippe Jordan

Philippe Jordan, Music Director of the Wiener Symphoniker, will become Music Director of the Wiener Staatsoper. 

Renaud Capucon (c) Mat Hennek


The Wiener Symphoniker and Philippe Jordan were awarded an Echo-Klassik-Price for their recording of Wolfgang Rihm's Poem of the Painter with violinist Renaud Capuçon.

Julia Fischer (c) Felix Broede

Artist in Residence 2017-18

It sounds so simple: “Aged four years she received her first violin. At thirteen she began to perform in the public. At nineteen she made her debut at New York’s Carnegie Hall. She has been a star ever since.” This is how the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung summarized the meteoric career path of violinist Julia Fischer, who will be the Wiener Symphoniker’s Artist in Residence for the 2017–2018 season.

Bregenz Festival

Bregenzer Festspiele 2017

This year’s Bregenz Festival revolves around a staging of Carmen, Bizet’s passionate masterpiece, on the Seebühne. But it does not end there...