QCHAMBERSTREAM.COM - your home for top quality broadcast performances -- is thrilled to present MOZART'S OWN VIOLIN - Mozart's Violin Concertos performed on Mozart's own Concert violin. The esteemed violinist, Christoph Koncz of the Vienna Philharmonic will perform Mozart's Violin Concertos No. 4 and No.5 - a rare treat for music lovers around the globe to experience this violin in QChamberStream's top quality broadcast.
This was the violin on which Mozart had played as concertmaster in the Salzburg Hofkapelle: a Baroque violin that was carefully preserved after Mozart’s death and treated almost as a holy relic. The idea of recording Mozart’s five violin concertos for the first time on the composer’s own concert violin was one that Christoph Koncz found irresistibly fascinating. . . and one QChamberStream knew needed to be broadcast to the world.
Christoph Koncz plays on Mozart's original Salzburg concert violin, made available by the International Mozarteum Foundation Salzburg.
Highly versatile 32-year-old musician Christoph Koncz enjoys a wide-ranging international career as a conductor, violin soloist, chamber musician and principal violinist of the Vienna Philharmonic.
Christoph Koncz is rapidly establishing himself internationally as a conductor. His conducting debut at the 2013 Salzburg Mozartwoche was followed by concerts at such prestigious venues as the Berlin, Cologne and Munich Philharmonie, Vienna Konzerthaus and KKL Lucerne as well as at the Salzburg Festival. He has recently been appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the renowned French period instrument ensemble Les Musiciens du Louvre, with whom he has recorded the complete Mozart Violin Concertos on the composer's own violin for the first time.
Born in 1987 in Konstanz into an Austrian-Hungarian family of musicians and raised in Vienna. At the age of just nine, he received worldwide acclaim for starring as child prodigy Kaspar Weiss in the Canadian feature film The Red Violin, which won an Academy Award for Best Original Score.
In 2008, at the age of twenty, Christoph Koncz was appointed principal second violin of the Vienna Philharmonic, a position he has held since. He plays the 1707 ex Brüstlein violin by Antonio Stradivari on generous loan by the National Bank of Austria.
LES MUSICIENS DU LOUVRE
Founded in 1982 by Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre breathe new life into the Baroque, Classical and Romantic repertoires performed on period instruments.
Over the past 30 years, they drew attention with their reinterpretations of Handel, Purcell, Rameau, Haydn, Mozart, more recently, of Bach, Schubert and 19th century French composers: Berlioz, Bizet, Massenet, Offenbach...
Their recent operatic successes include Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme (Montpellier, Versailles, Pau) Orfeo ed Euridice (Salzburg, Paris, Grenoble), Hoffmann’s Tales (Baden-Baden, Bremen), La Périchole (Bordeaux), Le Nozze di Figaro (Vienna, Versailles), Don Giovanni (Versailles), Così fan tutte (Versailles), Alceste (Paris) or Der fliegende Höllander (Versailles, Grenoble, Vienna).
This 2019-2020 season, Marc Minkowski will conduct 3 operas - La Périchole (Offenbach), Ariodante (Handel) and Mitridate (Mozart) –, as well as 2 oratorios: St John's Passion (Bach) and The Messiah (rearranged by Mozart).
After the Flying Dutchman by Dietsch / Wagner (naïve, 2013) and Bach Johannes-Passion (Erato, 2017), La Périchole by Offenbach (Bru Zane) was released in June 2019. In 2020, Pentatone will publish Great Mass in C minor by Mozart.
Les Musiciens du Louvre receive subsides from Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and French Ministry of Culture (DRAC Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes), and develop various projects to share music with all audiences in the regional territory.
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 4 in D Major, K. 218
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 5 in A Major, K. 219