Short Biography

Johannes Wildner

Johannes Wildner studied conducting, violin and musicology and has established himself as one of the foremost Austrian conductors.

His years of experience as a member of the Vienna Philharmonic and the Vienna State Opera Orchestra have given his conducting a distinctive stamp.


After positions as Chief Conductor of Prague State Opera and First Permanent Conductor of Leipzig Opera, Johannes Wildner was the General Music Director of the New Philharmonic Orchestra of Westphalia (Germany) for ten years from 1997. He served as Principal Guest Conductor of the BBC Concert Orchestra in London from 2010-2014. From 2014 he has also been the Director of the Austrian Opera Festival OPER BURG GARS and was appointed Professor of Conducting at the Vienna University of Music.


 He has regularly appeared as a guest conductor in major opera houses such as the Tokyo New National Theatre, the Teatro Carlo Felice Genova, the Arena di Verona,


Leipzig, Graz, Salzburg, Prague and Zagreb State Opera, and with orchestras such as the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the London Philharmonic and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra London, the Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana in Palermo, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, the Tokyo Philharmonic, the MDR Symphony, the Dresden Philharmonic, the Vienna Symphony, the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Bergen Philharmonic, the China Philharmonic, the Hong Kong Philharmonic and the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra.


Johannes Wildner has recorded over 100 CDs, DVDs and videos, including the integral versions of Johann Strauss’ Die Fledermaus and Mozart’s Cosí fan tutte, recordings of Carmen and Nozze di Figaro, Bruckner’s Third and Ninth Symphonies, and three CDs of previously unknown repertoire by Zeisl, Marx and David, Robert Schumann's complete works for piano and orchestra, with pianist Lev Vinocour and the RSO Vienna, Beethoven violin concerto (soloist: Alexandre Da Costa) and Beethoven’s 7th Symphony with Taipei Symphony Orchestra, as well as works by forgotten composers like D'Erlanger and Braunfels with the BBC Concert Orchestra.



Sun, 30 Sept, 11 am
Gala finals - Fritz Kreisler Violin competition

3 finalists,  RSO Vienna
Golden Hall, Musikverein, Vienna

Wed, 10 Oct, 8 pm
Celloherbst am Hellweg
Ev. Kirche am Markt, Holzwickede

Daniel Müller-Schott, Cello
Kammerorchester des Orchesterzentrums NRW in Dortmund


P.I. Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33, for cello and orchestra 

in a version for string orchestra by Bernhard Jestl

E. Bloch: „From Jewish Life”, 3 sketches for cello and string orchestra

P.I. Tchaikovsky Serenade for strings C-major op. 48


Thu, 11 Oct, 7:30 pm
Celloherbst am Hellweg
Orchesterzentrum NRW Dortmund

Daniel Müller-Schott, Cello
Kammerorchester des Orchesterzentrums NRW in Dortmund

Programme as on 10 Oct.


Thu, 25 Oct, 7:30 pm

Union Hall Maribor
Symphony orchestra of Slovene National Theatre

Jani Golob: Claripiano for clarinet, piano and strings
Soloists: Dušan Sodja, clarinet, Tatjana Kaučič, piano
Ludwig van Beethoven: Leonora Overture No. 3 in C major, Op. 72b

Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, WAB 10


Fri, 26 Oct., 11 am
Concert for the National Holiday
Vienna Johann Strauss Orchestra

Golden Hall, Musikverein, Vienna

Works by Johann and Josef Strauss