Behind the Scenes

Abschied von Attila Székely

Mit großer Bestürzung und Trauer haben wir am Mittwoch vom viel zu frühen Tod unseres Kollegen Attila Székely erfahren.

Geboren in Klausenburg, Rumänien, begeisterte sich Attila Székely bereits früh für das Cello und erhielt mit 6 Jahren ersten Unterricht bei seinem Vater. Über Stationen im Musikgymnasium und Musikhochschulen in Wien und Bukarest führte sein Weg schließlich zu den Wiener Symphonikern, wo er seit 1991 Solocellist war.

Finale Furioso!

“A brilliant farewell that one could not have wished for better!” (Vorarlberger Nachrichten), “A finale furioso!” (Kurier), “A festival of first-class orchestral performance” (Kronen Zeitung) - the concerts of the farewell tour with outgoing Music Director Philippe Jordan were enthusiastically acclaimed by audiences and critics alike.

An era comes to an end

With a series of concerts in Bregenz, the Wiener Konzerthaus and Grafenegg, Philippe Jordan's tenure as Music Director of the Wiener Symphoniker comes to an end this August. Now it is time to say goodbye - and to look back on six formative and fruitful years together.

Daniel Harding by Julian Hargreaves


Unfortunately, the extraordinary format of our Wiener Symphoniker@7 series has to be adjusted this season due to the current situation in connection with the fight against the corona pandemic. The traditional finale in the large foyer is currently not allowed due to lack of space. Therefore the respective programs are partially adapted. In addition, all concerts in the series do not start until 7.30 p.m. until further notice.

Reconciliation of Opposites

The co-founder and first Music Director of the Wiener Symphoniker Ferdinand Löwe was not only a tireless pioneer of the music of his teacher Anton Bruckner - he was also the decisive initiator for the permanent anchoring of Johannes Brahms' symphonies in the Vienna concert repertoire.