Jun 14 2024
Abelegasse 16
Vienna 1160
Friday, June 14, 2024
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It is time for LOISIARTE to gain a foothold in Vienna.

"LOISIARTE will take place for the 19th time in 2025. With the Formdepot, we have found an ideal location in Vienna to offer our loyal audience in Vienna the opportunity to experience our musical and literary programs at the highest artistic level throughout the year," says Christian Altenburger, artistic director of LOISIARTE, about the new location.

The Formdepot is home to craftsmanship, architecture, and design on an area of 1,400 square meters spread over four levels. It will also function as the Vienna branch of LOISIARTE in the future.

Concert with Music by Mozart, Brahms and Schwertsik

On this occasion, Christian Altenburger (violin) will play a concert featuring classical and contemporary chamber music by Mozart, Brahms, and Schwertsik.

Altenburger will be accompanied by Sophie Trobos (violin), Lydia Altenburger (viola), Raika Yamakage (viola), and Constantin Pritz (cello). The Austrian writer Vea Kaiser will complement the evening with a literary contribution.

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Christian Altenburger studied at the University of Music in his hometown of Vienna and with Dorothy DeLay at the Juilliard School in New York. He debuted as a soloist at the age of 19 in the Vienna Musikverein. Engagements with leading international orchestras under conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Christoph von Dohnányi, Bernard Haitink, James Levine, Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Wolfgang Sawallisch, and Franz Welser-Möst followed quickly. As a passionate chamber musician, Christian Altenburger enjoys performing with colleagues and friends such as Silke Avenhaus, Patrick Demenga, Ralf Gothoni, Heinz Holliger, Reinhard Latzko, Michel Lethiec, Arto Noras, Jasmina Stancul, and Melvyn Tan, and he is also involved in planning distinguished programs. From 1999 to 2005, he co-directed the Mondseetage Festival with Julia Stemberger. From 2003 to 2019, he was the artistic director of the Schwäbischer Frühling Chamber Music Festival. Since 2006, he has been the artistic director of the LOISIARTE Festival. After a long professorship at the University of Music in Hanover, Christian Altenburger was appointed professor at the University of Music in Vienna in 2001.