Artistic director Academia Allegro Vivo
Chief conductor of the Academia Allegro Vivo,
1st Concertmaster of the Tonkuenstler Symphony Orchestra Vienna, Professor at the J.M. Hauer Conservatory of Music. Founder and artistic director of Allegro Vivo, the International Chamber Music Festival Austria, Honorary President of GLOBArt.
Born in Teheran, grew up in Vienna, studied at the Academy of Music Vienna from the age of nine with Professors Ernst Morawec, Edith Steinbauer, Franz Samohyl and Hans Swarovsky. Early debut as soloist, international concert tours, numerous LP, MC, CD, radio and TV recordings, also in cooperation with the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation and EMI Columbia.
1971 founded the Eurasia Quartet, winner of the Grand Prix and 1st Prize at the International Chamber Music Festival in Colmar, France; graduated with distinction.
1977 founded the Tonkuenstler Chamber Orchestra, now known as the Academia Allegro Vivo. 1979, founded Allegro Vivo, the International Chamber Music Festival Austria.
1980-1990 artistic director of the Midsummer Music Festival and Academy in Umeå, Schweden
1981-1986 initiator and artistic director of the Baden Beethoven Festival. Since 1988 Professor at the Hauer Music Conservatory.
1997, founded GLOBArt - Connecting worlds of Arts and Sciences.
Many international composers have dedicated their works to Bijan Khadem-Missagh such as Karl Heinz Füssl, Lasse Thoresen, Roland Batik, Alexander Vujic, Kurt Rapf, Karl Etti, Andreas Baksa, Alexander Rahbari, Heinrich Gattermeyer, Leopold Schmetterer, Robert Stiegler and Ulf-Diether Soyka. His own compositions include instrumental as well as vocal works.
Bijan Khadem-Missagh received various cultural awards including the Austrian Cross for Sciences and Arts.