As one of the most played and famous works in world music, Vivaldi's “The Four Seasons” must be seen and heard during a classical concert visit in Vienna: with the musical interpretation by Maestro Mario Hossen and the internationally renowned Vienna Chamber Orchestra in the unique location of the Minoritenkirche, an incomparable place to enjoy classical music in Vienna, which is both acoustically and architecturally convincing.
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.
The Vienna Chamber Orchestra was founded in 1946 and has established itself as one of the world's leading chamber orchestras in the more than 70 years of its existence. Former chief conductor Carlo Zecchi and guest conductors such as Yehudi Menuhin and Sándor Végh were very special and formative partners of the orchestra. The internationally renowned reputation of the Vienna Chamber Orchestra is confirmed by its worldwide tours and regular appearances in almost all major European cities.
The Minorite Church is a Catholic church built in French Gothic style and is located at the center of Vienna’s historic city centre, just a few minutes’ walk away from the Hofburg. The so-called Minorites were Franciscans who founded the Minorite Monastery in Vienna in 1224. The church building was completed in 1350, as one of the first Gothic churches in Eastern Austria. Since 1784, the church has been owned by the Italian Congregation and has grown to become the cultural centre of the Italian Catholic community of Vienna. It is often referred to as the Italian National Church of Mary of the Snows. The striking saddle roof of the church rises above the silhouette of Vienna's city centre and its "shot down“ tower is another striking characteristic of the building, dating back from the times of the Austro-Turkish wars. Since then, several alterations have taken place, the last major alteration being in the years around 1900, when the neo-Gothic annexes were built.
The Minorite Church in Vienna is one of the oldest and most artistically valuable churches in the city and provides a unique venue for classical concerts.
Minorite Church (Minoritenkirche)
Tickets are available in different categories:
- Category Superior 65 EUR ,-
- Category 1 49 EUR ,-
- Category 2 39 EUR ,-
- Category 3 29 EUR ,-
All prices are total prices, including all taxes and statutory fees.
The concert lasts approximately 60 minutes.
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Take the U3 underground line to the “Herrengasse” station and use the “Minoritenplatz” staircase, which will bring you right in front of the Minoriten Church.
Unfortunately, cancellation is not possible for this ticket.