23 May 2017, 19:00, Ballroom of the Lancut Castle Museum
Michael Maciaszczyk conductor and violinist was born in Opole, Poland. He started his musical education in the age of eight and four years later he made his debut performing Henryk Wieniawski Violin Concerto d-minor with an orchestra. Being 21 years old he received Master of Arts degree in Ignacy Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznan, Poland. Then in Vienna he continued education with professor Alfred Staar (Wiener Philharmoniker), Marina Jaschwili, Olga Parchomienko and Michael Schwalbe (concertmaster of the Berliner Philharmoniker).
In 1998 he won a competition for a concertmaster of Wiener Kammerorchester. One year later he received an orchestral position in Wiener Philharmoniker and Staatsoper Wien. For many years he was a concertmaster in Secession Players Wien and Wiener Kammer Ensembles. As a chamber musician he cooperates with prestigious ensemble Wiener Virtuosen, Fritz Kreisler Ensemble and Steude Quartett. For the last decade he was also a member of Ensemble Wiener Collage created near Schönberg Center in Vienna. He is a violin player in Toyota Master Players – a chamber ensemble of Wiener Philharmoniker Orchestra.
Maciaszczyk performed with the most noble personalities of musical world such as Ricardo Mutti, Zubin Mehta, Simon Rattle, Mariss Jansons, Mstislav Rostropovitsh, Christian Thieleman, Nicolaus Harnoncourt, Daniel Baremboim, Lorin Maazel. As a violin player he gave concerts in the most known concert halls over the world: Carnegie Hall, Suntory Hall Tokio, Teatro della Scala Mailand, Royal Albert Hall.
Together with prof. Barbara Moser (piano) and Matthias Bartholomey (cello) he created goldberg.trio.wien. This chamber project is currently one of the most important performing activity together with his solo concerts.
As a soloist violin player he regularly gives concerts with polish and international orchestras. One of the most important was a concert conducted by Nicolas Milton with NTO Orchester in Goldener Saal Musikverein Wien.
His debut as a conductor he made in Poland with Krakov Philharmony Orchestra. He regularly conducts Iuventus Orchestra (Warsaw), Pomeranian Philharmony in Bydgoszcz and Krakov Academic Orchestra. He is currently a main guest conductor in Capella Bydgostiensis and an artistic chief of Wiener Klassik Orchester.
Maestro Maciaszczyk leads orchestral musicians with emotional and highly professional way. He finds himself in wide range of repertoire, thanks to so many musical experiences in his career. Wherever he appears, he gains enthusiasm of the musicians, audience and critics.
He developes his conducting skills under Maestro Michael Halasz , Maestro Jerzy Maksymiuk, Maestro Alexis Hauser , Maestro Milan Turkovic.
One of the most known Polish conductors Jerzy Maksymiuk told about him: “Great Musician –excellent violinist and very talented brilliant young conductor. His contact with the orchestra musicians is absolutely perfect and his interpretations are very original-full of colors and emotions”.
Michael Maciaszczyk is Artistic Director of Festival dell`Arte in Castle Wojanow in Poland.
Vienna Chamber Orchestra
Vienna Chamber Orchestra was founded in 1946 and over the nearly 70 years of its existence it has become one of the leading chamber orchestras in the world of music. The current shape of the orchestra was strongly influenced by its first first conductor Carlo Zecchi and the longtime manager Philippe Entremont. Also, regular and intensive cooperation with frequent guest conductors such as Yehudi Menuhin and Sándor Végh significantly influenced the sound of the orchestra.
Since 2004 now, the orchestra has permanently collaborated with Joji Hattori as a guest conductor.
Under the management of the current conductor – Stefan Vladar, managing the Orchestra since 2008, Vienna Chamber Orchestra has significantly strengthened its international reputation.
The orchestra has numerous commitments in its hometown – Vienna, where it gives regular concerts in the Vienna Konzerthaus, it also participates to numerous concerts, among others, Wiener Musikverein and Theater an der Wien. The extensive concert tours in all continents confirm the international recognition enjoyed by the orchestra. Famous singers like Anna Netrebko, Elina Garanca, Ian Bostridge, Joseph Calleja and instrumentalists, as Janine Jansen, Viktoria Mullova, Rudolf Buchbinder (and many others) appreciate the cooperation with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra.