Academia Allegro Vivo
Vahid Khadem-Missagh took over as artistic director of the Academia Allegro Vivo on the renowned festival orchestra’s fortieth anniversary, a generational shift that has found expression both in the orchestra’s membership and in the design of its programmes.
Over the decades, the Allegro Vivo Chamber Orchestra has established itself as the orchestra-in-residence at the International Allegro Vivo Festival whilst also providing special stimuli to the European cultural scene in the capacity of a musical institution of Austria.
Aspiring to combine highest artistic quality and delight in playing music, the Academia Allegro Vivo is a musical ambassador, touring the globe, taking up invitations to international music festivals and combining the Viennese strings sound with a modern approach to interpretation. Thus the Academia Allegro Vivo performs a wide repertoire for string orchestra, ranging from the classical to the romantic and 20th century period whilst also premiering commissioned contemporary works.
The ensemble’s numerous activities are well documented on about 30 CDs with the labels ORF Ö1, Gramola and Camerata Tokyo. Recent releases include Erich Korngold‘s Symphonic Serenade, Béla Bartók’s Divertimento for Strings, Richard Strauss’ Metamorphoses or Gustav Mahler’s Fourth symphony in the chamber music version by Erwin Stein. The most recent CD published in the Ö1 edition of the Austrian Broadcasting Company is dedicated to the world premieres of the Violin concerto by Tristan Schulze (soloist: Vahid Khadem-Missagh) as well as the Double concerto for violin, cello and orchestra by Christoph Ehrenfellner (soloists: Vahid Khadem-Missagh and László Fenyö).
“An ensemble excelling with its programmatic concept and refinement in playing.“
Das Orchester (07/2020)