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Artists in focus in the 2024/25 season

2023/24 | 2024/25

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Christian Thielemann

The Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Vienna presents a Christian Thielemann cycle for the third time in a row. It extends into the year 2025, which marks a quarter of a century in the history of interpretation that links Christian Thielemann, Vienna and the Musikverein.

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Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla attracted international attention in 2016 with her great success as chief conductor of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Since then, the versatile Lithuanian has been a guest in the world’s most important concert halls. In 2024/25, she is the artist in focus at the Musikverein and makes her debut as a concert conductor with the Vienna Philharmonic.

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Klaus Mäkelä

Four orchestras in six concerts: Klaus Mäkelä brings all his orchestras from Oslo, Paris and Amsterdam to the Musikverein. He will also make his debut conducting the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in the Großer Musikvereinssaal.

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Janine Jansen

With Janine Jansen, the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Vienna is focusing on one of today’s best and most extraordinary violinists: in 2024/25, the Dutch violinist will perform as a soloist with orchestra, with a recital and a chamber music program at the Musikverein.

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Víkingur Ólafsson

Víkingur Ólafsson does not shy away from musical boundaries. As an artist in the focus of the Musikverein, the Icelandic pianist can be experienced with excellent artistic partners – and with a repertoire that represents his diverse mastery.