Oct 25: Mozart’s Own Violin featuring Christoph Koncz playing Mozart's original instrument broadcast from Salzburg by QChamberStream.com
Source: Jensen Artists
New York, NY – QChamberStream.com, the premier platform for high-quality broadcast concerts founded by Tanja Dorn’s Dorn Music and producer Bernhard Fleischer’s BFMI in April 2020, announces its next concert Mozart’s Own Violin on Sunday, October 25, 2020 at 12pm ET, featuring violinist and conductor Christoph Koncz with Les Musiciens du Louvre, broadcast from the Mozarteum Salzburg in Austria. This is QChamberStream.com’s first concert in partnership with Ticketmaster’s Universe ticketing platform.
Christoph Koncz will perform Mozart's Violin Concertos No. 4 and No. 5 on Mozart’s violin – the same violin on which Mozart had played as concertmaster in the Salzburg Hofkapelle; a Baroque instrument that was carefully preserved after Mozart’s death. Koncz’s recording of all of Mozart’s violin concertos, played on this instrument, was released on Sony Classical on October 9.
Eddie Delaney, Event Specialist at Ticketmaster Universe says, “We are thrilled to be partnered with Tanja and Dorn Music and Bernhard and BFMI. Universe has yet to work with the classical genre in our virtual endeavors, so this partnership made sense from the start. They have extensive talent, I’m excited for what’s ahead, and I’m especially looking forward to Mozart’s Own Violin kicking us off at the end of the month.”
Tanja Dorn, President of Dorn Music, says, “We are beyond proud and excited to be the first classical streaming service to partner with market leader Ticketmaster and their Universe platform for marketing and ticketing. We cannot wait for what this collaboration brings for our audiences worldwide!"
“We are taking a huge leap forward with our QChamberStream this autumn,” says Bernhard Fleischer of BFMI, one of the leading film producers for concert broadcasts. “Ticketmaster as sales partner and the wonderful violinist Christoph Koncz with his ‘Musicien’ presenting an all-Mozart program broadcast from my hometown, Salzburg, and the famous Mozarteum - it couldn't be better.”
Dorn and Fleischer were introduced to the new partnership by Kevin Benson of Bliss Entertainment. Benson, a longtime friend of Dorn Music, thought that Ticketmaster’s Universe could best benefit QChamberStream.com, using its unique database for this consumer demographic.
QChamberStream.com has also been the first to offer high quality, VOD streaming of classical concerts to the market in mainland China.
More about the October 25 concert – Mozart’s Own Violin:
Christoph Koncz became famous at the age of nine, when he starred as the child prodigy Kaspar Weiss in The Red Violin, which won an Academy Award for Best Original Score. In 2008, at the age of twenty, he was appointed principal second violin of the Vienna Philharmonic, a position he has held since. His musical partners include Leonidas Kavakos, Joshua Bell, Vilde Frang, Renaud Capuçon, Gautier Capuçon, Andreas Ottensamer and Rudolf Buchbinder.
Koncz was granted exclusive access to Mozart’s violin by the Mozarteum Foundation, which has owned it since 1955. Mozart wrote his five concertos in 1773 and 1775 for himself to play, as concertmaster of the Salzburg Court Orchestra. “There’s a close connection between these concertos and this instrument,” says Koncz.
The violin has survived with remarkably little intervention, effectively retaining its original condition. Playing it for the first time in 2012 was “very moving and inspiring” for Koncz.
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About DORN MUSIC:
In January 2016, Tanja Dorn founded the global artist management agency Dorn Music. The agency offers complete management support at the highest level with a dedicated individual approach to developing a healthy, long term career for each performing artist. Additionally, the agency has been producing music films, recordings and concerts at acclaimed international venues including a sold-out concert on the main stage of Carnegie Hall in New York. In January 2018, Dorn Music, LLC was founded, and a New York office was established.
Founded by Bernhard Fleischer in 1998, BFMI is an independent production company for audio-visual programs of the performing arts – whether these be documentaries, portraits of artists, adaptations of music and dance for the camera, or the genuine rendition of live performances. Hence, our core activities focus on the development of new film projects, the quest for partners to secure co-production agreements and, of course, the final audio-visual production. Located in Salzburg, one of Europe's leading cultural centers, the BFMI office is slim-structured, thus allowing the company to act swiftly and with flexibility in the market. Indeed, acquiring modern forms and formats of visualization quickly is imperative when it comes to producing more than just moving images, namely images that also bear the potential to move their audiences. Our key to success in the dissemination of high-quality music programs through audio-visual media is to apply state-of-the-art means and to find adequate ways of transmitting various contents across to the viewer. Heading for innovation and, yes, hopefully, leaving the stereotyped cultural TV programs behind, each project is customized either to the individual art form, the artist(s), or both. Together, art and entertainment form a compelling union, one that we – at BFMI – thoroughly endorse. Music and dance are a deep source of enjoyment and spiritual enrichment, which we would like to share with as many people as possible. Therefore, the saying: “This can't be done with art” does not exist for us, because we strongly believe in making programs that today's audience wants to watch, listen and feel.
Universe, backed by industry giants Livenation and Ticketmaster, exists because they believe in a future where experiences are the new stage for people to meet, connect, be inspired, and learn from one another. They understand that creating great experiences is no easy feat, which is why it's their mission to deliver event technology that transforms the way events are hosted. Over 11 million tickets have been sold on the Universe platform, accounting for over 155,000 events across 40,000 different event organizers.
About the ARTISTS:
Highly versatile 32-year-old musician Christoph Konczenjoys 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. In 2017, Christoph Koncz made his US conducting debut with the Memphis Symphony and conducted the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich in a masterclass with David Zinman. He made his subscription debut at the Cologne Philharmonie with Concerto Köln in June 2018 and took the Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal on tour in March 2019. During the ongoing season Christoph Koncz will make his opera debut at the Berliner Staatsoper Unter den Linden (Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice) and appear for the first time with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande (Tchaikovsky, Brahms) and the Hong Kong Philharmonic (Schubert, Weber, R. Strauss). He will return to the Philharmonia Orchestra London and conduct the Royal Northern Sinfonia's New Year's Concerts.
Christoph Koncz is in his second season as Chief Conductor of the Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss am Rhein and will perform with the orchestra at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam (Mendelssohn, Beethoven). 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, Christoph Koncz received his first violin lesson at the age of four and entered the Vienna University of Music only two years later. 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 addition to his violin studies, he also enrolled in the conducting class of Mark Stringer in 2005. Master classes with Daniel Barenboim and Daniel Harding further enriched his musical education. Much in demand as a chamber musician, his musical partners include Leonidas Kavakos, Joshua Bell, Vilde Frang, Renaud Capuçon, Antoine Tamestit, Kim Kashkashian, Gautier Capuçon, Andreas Ottensamer and Rudolf Buchbinder.
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.
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 have drawn attention with their reinterpretations of Handel, Purcell, Rameau, Haydn, Mozart, and more recently, of Bach, Schubert and 19th century French composers: Berlioz, Bizet, Massenet, Offenbach, and more.
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).
In the 2019-2020 season, Marc Minkowski conducted three 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.
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Project Idea and Execution: Tanja Dorn & Bernhard Fleischer
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Film Producers: Bernhard Fleischer & Tanja Dorn
Concert Venue: www.mozarteum.at
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