Composer in residence
In a collaboration between an orchestra and contemporary composers which is unique in Austria, the Wiener Concert-Verein has played an annual cycle of concerts for the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Vienna since 1993. Composers in residence have included Richard Dünser, Rainer Bischof, Gottfried von Einem, Kurt Schwertsik, Thomas Daniel Schlee, Bert Breit, Helmut Eder, Ivan Eröd, Gert Kühr, Gerhard Wimberger, Herbert Willi, Paul Walter Fürst, Dirk D'Ase, Johanna Doderer, Balduin Sulzer, Gerald Resch, Helmut Schmidinger, Wolfram Wagner, Reinhard Süss, Thomas Wally, Julia Purgina, Alfred Huber, Gabriele Proy. In 2014 Gabriele Proy and in 2015 Alfred Huber were composers in residence.
Wiener Concert-Verein’s World Premieres
The Wiener Concert-Verein has premiered more than 100 new works by contemporary Austrian composers, including works by Heinz Karl Gruber, Ivan Eröd, Richard Dünser, Rainer Bischof, Kurt Schwertsik, Gerd Kühr, Gerald Resch, Helmut Schmidinger, Thomas Wally, …
The Wiener Concert-Verein is particularly proud of our world premiere productions of Johanna Doderer’s opera Strom and Richard Dünser’s one act opera Radek.
Awards and co-operations
The Wiener Concert Verein is subsidized by the City of Vienna, the Austrian Federal Ministry of Art and Culture, the AKM (Autoren, Komponisten, Musikverleger), and cooperates with the Austrian Society for Contemporary Music (ÖGZM). We have repeatedly been awarded the prize of the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung.