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New rhythms with Vienna Nova

The need for fundamental changes and new formats is considerable in the modern world. Classical music also needs a boost to inspire and fascinate new wider as well as younger audiences. However, the cultural life in the whole world and especially classical music is experiencing a deep crisis nowadays; several amazing projects have come to a complete standstill. But, as we all know after two years of pandemic, a crisis can anytime turn to a growth point. The Vienna Nova festival hopes to create an impulse for the new musical experiences and concert formats even at this challenging initial point.

The idea of the Vienna Nova festival was born during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since beginning of 2020 the international music platform Classic@Home acquired over 10 millions of viewers and listeners with ist online projects. The Vienna Nova event is intended to be a successful symbiosis between online and offline, to present classical music in its full splendour and to instil new life into it.

The Vienna Nova artistic director Fjodor Elesin organizes and carries out a variety of musical events worldwide for years. Being a musician himself (cello) and having been managing different musical and cultural projects for a long time, Elesin runs a never-ending search of new perspectives within the traditional music formats.

A classical sonata of a festival

The festival is structured following the scheme of a classical sonata. The main theme of the venue is formed by two opening concerts on the 27th February. In the late morning the festival gets started by a symphonic family-friendly matinée with Cornelius Obonya and the Orchester Musitektur# ensemble conducted by maestro Alexander Zemtsov. In the evening we proceed by inviting the music lovers to a glamourous charity gala established by UNICEF Austria honorary representative, the star violinist Yury Revich.

Over 25 workshops held by leading musicians and vocalists of our time build the secondary theme of the event (don't forget, we are keeping the sonata structure). We proudly present musical workshops by Boris Kuschnir, Wenzel Fuchs, Krassimira Stoyanova, Vassily Sinaisky, Johannes Moser, Wen-Sin Yang and many other outstanding professors and performers.

The recapitulation movement of the sonata-structured festival is scheduled for the 16th March at the Vienna Musikverein concert hall. The best graduates of the conductor course held by maestro Vassily Sinaisky will perform hand in hand with their mentor and a symphonic orchestra. The concert will be presented under the motto „The Conductors' Hour of Glory“ and is likely to give a fresh new perspective on some musical masterpieces!

On the 18th March twelve renowned cellists will perform in the Brahms concert hall of the Vienna Musikverein. Very notable: workshops held by a wide range of instrumentalists also are a crucial component of the Vienna Nova Festival!

The Vienna Nova grand finale counts as the final movement of the sonata-structured festival. The New Hope Charity Gala is scheduled for the 9th April at the main hall of the Musikverein Vienna where the Vienna Philharmonic is based. Vienna's favourite artists, among them Aleksey Igudesman, Sandra Pires, Zoryana Kushpler, the soloists of the Bolschoi Don Kosaken male choir as well as the Nova Orchestra Vienna conducted by maestro William Garfield Walker will share stage with the finalists of the international Worldvision Music Contest carefully selected from over 3000 participants.

Music for a good cause

Our music platform Classic@Home was lucky to build a balanced and trustful relationship with our audience from the very beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. The music lovers whom we may count to our friends supported artists performing at our platform as well as our own artistic and educational projects consistently. We wish to give help also: all the concerts and workshops during the Vienna Nova festival are scheduled as charity events, by means of which the Classic@Home online platform supports a number of the UNICEF Austria charity projects.

Fjodor Elesin

Dear friends of classical music,

we are eagerly waiting for the moment when the streets of Vienna will finally be flooded with music again!

The Vienna Nova festival sets ambitious goals which will require great courage from its participants and guests in the current situation. It is only possible to organize festival of this size having an outstanding international team. We have numerous performers well-known in Europe and worldwide, four conductors as well as three excellent symphonic orchestras on our side who agreed to contribute to the festival and to take part in it despite all the hurdles. I would like to give my sincere thanks to all the participants! We can only succeed with our experimental cultural projects of this kind due to you.

„Walking is the only way to truly experience the new place”, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe said once. My own personal experience is that organizing a festival is the only way to experience the new place. It is a great honour and a pleasure for me to experience Vienna, the capital city of music, from now on!

Fjodor Elesin, artistic director

FAQ

Wo kaufe ich Konzertkarten?

Die Eintrittskarten zu den Konzerten können Sie bequem online bestellen - jedes Konzert verfügt über einen Link zum Verkauf an der Webseite der jeweiligen Konzerthalle. Alternativ können Sie die Karten auch in den Konzertkassen vor Ort in Wien kaufen oder auch telefonisch bestellen.

Gibt es eine Abendkasse?

Die beiden Konzerthallen verfügen über Abendkassen. Bitte beachten Sie, dass an der Abendkasse nur Restkarten für den jeweiligen Veranstaltungstag erhältlich sind. Reservierte und bezahlte Karten können bis 30 Minuten vor Beginn der Veranstaltung abgeholt werden. Bereits ausgegebene Karten können nicht zurückgenommen werden.

Wie lauten die genauen Adressen der Veranstaltungsorte?

Wiener Konzerthaus
Lothringerstraße 20
A-1030 Wien

Der Musikverein Wien
Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien
Musikvereinsplatz 1
1010 Wien

Welche Hygieneregeln gelten für die Konzertbesuche?

Es gelten die Verordnungen der Bundesregierung für Kulturveranstaltungen. Nach dem aktuellen Stand sind die 2G Regeln für alle Veranstaltungen des Festivals anwendbar. Es kann aber noch nicht ausgeschlossen werden, dass die 2G+ bzw. 1G-Booster+ Regeln angewendet werden.

Bei Veranstaltungen unter 499 Personen gelten die 2G Regeln:

  • Eine gültige Eintrittskarte
  • Impf- bzw. Genesungsnachweis (Impfpass, Grüner Pass, Absonderungsbescheid, etc.)
  • Amtlicher Lichtbildausweis (Reisepass, Führerschein, etc.)
  • Altersnachweis (für Kinder und Jugendliche bis 12 Jahre)

Bei Veranstaltungen von 500 bis 999 Personen gelten die 2G+ Regeln:

  • Eine gültige Eintrittskarte
  • Impf- bzw. Genesungsnachweis (Impfpass, Grüner Pass, Absonderungsbescheid, etc.)
  • Einen negativen PCR-Test, der nicht älter als 48 Stunden und bis zum Ende der Veranstaltung gültig ist. Es gilt das Datum und die Uhrzeit der Testabnahme.
  • Amtlicher Lichtbildausweis (Reisepass, Führerschein, etc.)
  • Altersnachweis (für Kinder und Jugendliche bis 12 Jahre)

Bei Veranstaltungen über 1000 Personen gelten die 1G-Booster+ Regeln:

  • Einen 1G-Booster-Nachweis: 3x geimpft oder genesen + 2x geimpft
  • Einen negativen PCR-Test, der nicht älter als 48 Stunden und bis zum Ende der Veranstaltung gültig ist. Es gilt das Datum und die Uhrzeit der Testabnahme.
  • Einen amtlichen Lichtbildausweis
  • Eine gültige Eintrittskarte

Wie kann ich einen Meisterkurs buchen?

Die Buchungen erfolgen ausschließlich online unter der Angabe der Kontaktdaten an der Website schlossakademie.com

Die Zahlung erfolgt per Banküberweisung nach der unverbindlichen Buchung. Die verbindliche Buchung des Studienplatzes erfolgt erst nach der 100% Vorauszahlung. Die Anzahl der Studienplätze pro Kurs ist streng limitiert.