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.