Mario Hossen & Vienna Chamber Orchestra
19:00  -  Festival and Congress Centre - Hall 1 

Mario Hossen & Vienna Chamber Orchestra

The concert of the Vienna Chamber Orchestra (Wiener Kammerorchester), recognized as an emblem in classical music, is the forerunner of the “Varna Summer” 2019. The audience shall expect an exclusive first gala concert with an authentic Viennese spirit of class and classics, featuring selected works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Franz Joseph Haydn, Ottorino Respighi, Edvard Grieg and Nicolo Paganini.

The world-famous musicians of Vienna Chamber Orchestra, founded back in 1946, are known with their fascinating passion and emotion combined with an extraordinary technic, defining each of their performances as an unforgettable experience. In the prestigious Vienna Konzerthaus the orchestra has its own series of events, it plays in Musikferin and has been invited at the major festivals and concert halls not only in Europe but also in the USA, Japan and South America.

The violin virtuoso Prof. Mario Hossein will be soloist and conductor of the upcoming concert. Due to his charisma and stage presence he has won a remarkable glory in the major concert halls all over the world and is deservedly called "Bulgarian Paganini". He is known as one of the best interpreters and experts of Paganini 's work. Mario Hossen was invited by Doblinger Music Publisher Vienna for the historical-critical edition of the complete oeuvre of the Italian genius. He also recorded for leading labels such as Dynamic and Naxos first performances of non-performed works by Paganini. He is among the few chosen soloists, including Ruggiero Ricci, Salvatore Acardo and Massimo Quarta, who won this recognition.

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Vienna Chamber Orchestra

In the more than 70 years of its existence, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra has established itself as one of the world’s leading chamber orchestras.

The intensive cooperation with the conductors Carlo Zecchi (Chief Conductor 1966 – 1976), Philippe Entremont (Chief Conductor 1976 – 1991), later with Yehudi Menuhin, Sándor Végh and Heinrich Schiff, have decisively shaped the ensemble over decades. In 1946, Benjamin Britten conducted the Vienna Chamber Orchestra in a performance of his Serenade op. 31. In 1952, at the age of 9, Daniel Barenboim made his debut with the orchestra and in 1964, Alfred Brendel appeared with the ensemble.

Since 2008, Stefan Vladar has been the orchestra’s chief conductor Under his baton, the orchestra could once again expand its international reputation. In 2004, Joji Hattori was appointed permanent guest conductor.

Performances across all continents reflect the international reputation of the orchestra. The world’s most renowned soloists and conductors like to work with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra.


Mario Hossen

Mario HOSSEN received his musical education in Sofia, Vienna and Paris. He made his debut as a soloist with an orchestra at the age of eight. His teachers included great pedagogues such as Gérard Poulet and Michael Frischenschlager. Mario Hossen is the artistic director of the Camerata Orphica, Varna International Music Festival and founder of the International Music Academy Orpheus in Vienna. Hailed for his incredible virtuosity and charismatic stage presence, Hossen plays a repertoire that ranges all the way from Renaissance music to Classic music to contemporary works and Jazz. As a concert soloist of international acclaim, Mario Hossen has performed with renowned orchestras such as the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, the English Chamber Orchestra, the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, the Bruckner Orchestra Linz, the Orchestra della Scala di Milano, the Royal Philharmonic, the Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México, the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Sofia Philharmonic and the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie. Hossen has performed with outstanding musicians like Bruno Canino, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Philippe Bernold, Lior Schambadal, Leslie Howard, Adrian Oetiker, Gérard Causse, Roy Goodman, Vladimir Mendelssohn, Boris Mersson, Leon Bosch, Georges Pludermacher and Jean-Bernard Pommier - among others. Several contemporary composers have dedicated works to Hossen and Hossen has commissioned works with composers , e.g. Tomas Marco, Rainer Bischof, Walter Baer, Gheorghi Arnaoudov, François - Pierre Descamps and Alessandro Solbiati. Hossen's musicological and artistic endeavors are focused among other things on source research on Niccolo Paganini. The complete oeuvre of Paganini for solo violin and for violin and orchestra will be released as a historical-critical edition by Doblinger Music Publisher- Vienna. Several highly acclaimed CD's with the World Première Recording of some of the most famous works by Paganini in their original version were produced by the leading italian CD Label "Dynamic" Genova. Mario Hossen plays a violin by Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, 1749, on loan from the Austrian National Bank collection and is a brand ambassador for Peugeot. Hossen plays all concerts exclusively with his preferred strings, the Vision Titanium Solo strings manufactured by Viennese company Thomastik-Infeld.

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