Bläserphilharmonie Mozarteum Salzburg
The Bläserphilharmonie Mozarteum Salzburg was founded in 2002 with the main aim of positioning this ensemble alongside and on an equal standing with classical symphony orchestras by the performance of original compositions as well as works orchestrated especially for symphonic winds.
Concerts and high quality recordings are also intended to have a major influence on the repertoire for symphonic wind music. Over the years, not least thanks to the typical sound aesthetic evolved by principal conductor Hansjörg Angerer, the Bläserphilharmonie Mozarteum Salzburg has succeeded in establishing itself as one of the world’s leading symphonic wind orchestras.
The Bläserphilharmonie Mozarteum Salzburg is made up of top class musicians from leading symphony orchestras (for instance the Berlin Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bavarian State Orchestra Munich, Staatskapelle Dresden, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Munich Philharmonic, the Berlin State Opera Orchestra, Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra, Camerata Salzburg and the Bruckner Orchestra Linz) as well as soloists and international prize-winners. All international orchestra members are teachers, graduates and selected students of the renowned Mozarteum University in Salzburg who are greatly committed to realising the special projects of the Bläserphilharmonie Mozarteum Salzburg.
The extensive repertoire of the Bläserphilharmonie Mozarteum Salzburg – documented on several CD and DVD recordings – ranges from Baroque, Classic and Romantic to Austrian music rich in tradition as well as contemporary compositions. The instrumentation varies from large-scale symphonic orchestra to chamber music ensemble.
An annual highlight is the New Year’s/Epiphany Concert of the Bläserphilharmonie Mozarteum Salzburg which has been transmitted several times live on television, for instance on ORF III, BR and Servus TV. Over the years several successful guest concerts have taken place, for instance in St. Petersburg, in Munich, Duisburg, Vienna and Innsbruck, and the ensemble presented the highly acclaimed world premiere of the first German-language opera for wind orchestra, Die Sennenpuppe.
Concert master:Wenzel Fuchs (first solo clarinettist of the Berlin Philharmonic)
Versions for Symphonic Winds
The basis for the symphonic wind arrangements performed by the Bläserphilharmonie Mozarteum Salzburg is not so much traditional wind music but rather chamber music for winds and the treatment for winds by the great symphonic writers from the Classical period to Richard Strauss.