Over the course of its more than a century long history the Wiener Symphoniker have performed with the world's leading soloists. Since the 2014-15 season the orchestra invites each year - in addition to the coming and going of prestigious virtuosos - an Artist in Residence to work with them for several concerts on a seasonal thematic focus. Find out more about the current and previous Artists in Residence.
Artist in Residence 2018-19
The Austrian daily Die Presse called him once "the best violinist in the world": Nikolaj Znaider is the Artist in Residence of the Wiener Symphoniker in the season 2018-19.
Artist in Residence 2017-18
The focal point of Julia Fischer’s residency with the Wiener Symphoniker will be three classics of the violin repertoire, as well as an evening of chamber music in which the public can get to know this versatile artist as a pianist.
Artist in Residence 2016-17
The elegance and poetry of his interpretations, coupled with a highly developed articulation and sparkling virtuosity, have made Jean-Yves Thibaudet one of the most sought-after of contemporary pianists.
Artist in Residence 2015-16
Nikolaus Harnoncourt described him as "a combination of interpretative genius and insanity". A concert review in the Los Angeles Times pronounced him "a pianist of illumination and color. He makes everything he plays clear and vibrant."
Artist in Residence 2014-15
Renaud & Gautier Capuçon
With the 2014-15 season an alternative approach to the steady coming and going of well-known violinists and cellists was established. Two Artists in Residence, the Renaud and Gautier Capuçon brothers, appeared in three sets of orchestral performances