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New Year's Concert 2019 with Christian Thielemann

Christian Thielemann ©  Terry Linke ≡ InfoChristian Thielemann | + Zoom The 2019 Vienna Philharmonic New Year's Concert takes place on January 1, 2019, under the baton of Christian Thielemann in the Musikverein in Vienna. Christian Thielemann, Principal Conductor of the Dresden Staatskapelle and Artistic Director of the Salzburg Easter Festival, has since 2000 been a musical partner of the Vienna Philharmonic. The New Year's Concert 2019 represents Thielemann's first time to conduct this prestigious international concert event.

The 2019 New Year's Concert will be broadcast in over 90 countries and followed by as many as 50 million television viewers around the world. The program of the 2019 New Year's Concert will be announced at a later date.


Christian Thielemann

Christian Thielemann began his professional career in 1978 as a rehearsal pianist at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin. Following posts in Gelsenkirchen, Karlsruhe and Hanover he joined the conducting staff of Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf in 1985. In 1988 he moved to Nuremberg to become Germany’s youngest music director. He returned to the Deutsche Oper in Berlin in 1997, holding the position of music director for seven years. He was music director at the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra from 2004 to 2011. Christian Thielemann has been principal conductor of the Dresden Staatskapelle since the beginning of the 2012/13 season. In addition, he became artistic director of the Salzburg Easter Festival in 2013.


Christian Thielemann's interpretations of German Romantic opera and concert repertoire have attracted worldwide attention. He made his Bayreuth debut in 2000 and has since returned to the Festival for every subsequent season. Thie¬lemann was voted conductor of the year by Opernwelt magazine for his work on Richard Strauss’s Die Frau ohne Schatten at the Salzburg Festival in 2011.


Christian Thielemann's Brahms cycle with the Staatskapelle Dresden will be issued both on CD and DVD. He has also made a complete recording of Beethoven’s symphonies with the Vienna Philharmonic..


Christian Thielemann is an honorary member of the Royal Academy of Music in London and was given an honorary doctorate from the Franz Liszt University of Music in Weimar and the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium.

Floral Decorations by Vienna Parks and Gardens

When Christian Thielemann raises his baton for the New Year's Concert on January 1, 2019, it will mark the first time that he has conducted this prestigious concert. The partnership between the Vienna Philharmonic and the Vienna City Gardens for the floral arrangements throughout the Golden Hall of the Vienna Musikverein, has been in place since 2015.

Once again this year, to the delight of concertgoers and viewers of the television broadcast around the world, the Vienna City Gardens, along with the Austrian gardeners and florists, will produce the arrangements which light up the Golden Hall in a resplendent sea of blossoming floral color.

Tickets for the New Year's Concerts

New Year's Concert ©  Jeannette Handler ≡ InfoNew Year's Concert | + Zoom

Due to extremely high demand, tickets for the three traditional end of year concerts of the Vienna Philharmonic are drawn by lot over this website at the beginning of each year. In this way, music lovers from all over the world have an equal chance to purchase these highly desired tickets. Between February 1 and 28, 2019, applications will be accepted to take part in the drawing for tickets to the end of year concerts 2019/20.

More Information

Tue, 01. January 2019

11:15 h

Vienna, Austria
Musikverein, Golden Hall

New Year's Concert

Conductor Christian Thielemann

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