April 22, 2024

Vienna Philharmonic Honorary Membership for Franz Welser-Möst

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The Vienna Philharmonic is pleased to announce that it has awarded honorary membership to Franz Welser-Möst.

"The artistic collaboration with Franz Welser-Möst began in 1998. Since then, he has led the orchestra in subscription concerts in the Musikverein and on tours to Japan, China, Europe and the USA, and also conducted three New Year's Concerts. The historic memorial concerts in Sarajevo in 2014 and Versailles in 2018 were performed under his baton, and he has regularly conducted the orchestra in opera and concert performances at the Salzburg Festival. Honorary membership is not only awarded to musical artists, but also to individuals who share personal bonds of friendship with the orchestra. For many years now, Franz Welser-Möst has been one of us", said Daniel Froschauer, Chairman of the Vienna Philharmonic.