Angelika Kirchschlager


3 JULy 2021

Festival Stage

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EUR 100.00
Category B: EUR 60.00
Category C: EUR 45.00

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Classics in a summer night!
The celebrated mezzo-soprano Angelika Kirchschlager opens the inaugural AMADEUS Festival Vienna Gala. The programme includes  great opera literature highlights from Mozart to Bizet as well as concert arias and songs.


KS Angelika Kirchschlager, Mezzosopran
Yury Revich, Violin
Brendan Goh, Violoncello
Donka Angatscheva, Piano




Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 

Pezzo Capriccioso

Brendan Goh / Donka Angatscheva 


Johannes Brahms

Gestillte Sehnsucht

2 Gesänge op. 91 für Altstimme mit Violoncello und Klavier

Angelika Kirchschlager / Brendan Goh / Donka Angatscheva 


Alma Schindler-Mahler

Laue Sommernacht

Angelika Kirchschlager / Donka Angatscheva 


Hugo Wolf

Kennst du das Land wo die Zitronen blühen

Angelika Kirchschlager / Donka Angatscheva 


Handel/ Halvorsen


Yury Revich / Brendan Goh






Hector Berlioz

Vilanelle von "Les nuits d'été"

Angelika Kirchschlager / Donka Angatscheva 


Camille Saint-Saens

Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix

Arie von Dalila aus "Samson et Dalila"

Angelika Kirchschlager / Donka Angatscheva


Astor Piazzolla

Le Grand Tango

Brendan Goh / Donka Angatscheva


Pablo de Sarasate 

Carmen Fantasie

Yury Revich / Donka Angatscheva 


Robert Stolz

Musikarrangement von Cristian Spătaru

Du sollst der Kaiser meiner Seele sein

Lied aus der Operette “Der Favorit” von Fritz Grünbaum und Wilhelm Sterk


Angelika Kirchschlager (Soprano)

Yury Revich (violin) 

Donka Angatscheva (piano)

Brendan Goh (cello) 



Kammersängerin Angelika Kirchschlager comes from Salzburg and studied singing at the Vienna Music Academy with Walter Berry and Gerhard Kahry. She is equally successful on the opera and concert stages. She has appeared at the world's most important opera houses and concert halls, including La Scala Milan, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the Metropolitain Opera, the Opéra Bastille, the Bavarian State Opera, the Salzburg Festival, the Deutsche Oper as well as the Philharmonie Berlin and the San Francisco Opera. She made her debut at the Vienna State Opera in 1994 as Cherubino. She has also appeared here as Orlofsky, Jenny Hill, Rosina, Nicklausse, Octavian, composer, Valencienne, Silla, Lauretta, Stephano, Dorabella, Clairon, Zerlina, among others. She had great success both at the world premiere in London and at the Vienna Volksoper in the title role of Sophie's Choice. In 2007 she was awarded the title of Austrian Kammersängerin, and in 2009 she was appointed honorary member of the Royal Academy of Music in London. Among her most important awards are the GRAMMY Award, the BBC Music Award, the European Culture Prize, the Austrian Music Theatre Prize and four ECHO Klassik Awards.


Sunnyi Melles & Yury Revich

'Mozart's Bäsle-briefe' by sunnyi melles
& Friday Nights with Yury REVICH

4 JULy 2021

Festival Stage


Category A:
EUR 60.00
Category B: EUR 45.00
Category C: EUR 35.00

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Sunnyi Melles reads "Mozart's Bäsle-Briefe"

Experience a wonderful evening with Sunnyi Melles as she reads the letters from Mozart to his cousin Maria Anna Thekla Mozart, who was known as Bäsle. Highlights of the performance include Mozart's canon, "Bona Nox". 


Friday Nights with Yury Revich 

The concept of “Friday Nights” is “Concerts of Arts”, the term invented by Yury Revich. It is based on a synergy between Music, Fine Arts, Applied and Performative Arts, Dance, Fashion, Theater and Sensory Arts aiming to open new perspectives on the cultural field by listening to the arts and seeing the music.


Sunnyi Melles, Narrator 
Yury Revich, Violin
Natascha Mair, Ballerina 

Yuliya Draganova, Piano




Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Sonata in G major für Violine und Klavier


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Rondo in G major für Violine und Klavier


Pablo Sarasate

Concert Fantasy on themes from Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Op. 54


Yury Revich





Sunnyi Melles has Hungarian roots and grew up in Switzerland, where she appeared at the Stadttheater Basel at the age of ten and played her first film role at the age of fourteen Rosa in Der Steppenwolf (directed by Fred Haines) with Max von Sydow. Melles graduated from the Otto Falckenberg drama school in Munich and became a member of the renowned theatre company at the Münchner Kammerspiele. There she played, amongst others, Gretchen in Goethe's Faust and Cressida in Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida (both directed by Dieter Dorn), later also under the direction of Dorn at the Bavarian State Theater in Yasmina Reza's The God of Carnage (Annette). At the Salzburg Festival she played the Buhlschaft in Hofmannsthal's Jedermann (Regie Gernot Friedel), at the Burgtheater Vienna she was Phaedra in Jean Racine's Phaedra (directed by Matthias Hartmann), where she also played Desdemona in Shakespeare's Othello (Directed by Hans Lietzau), die Milionärrin, the fool, in Thomas Bernhard’s Immanuel Kant as well as the Queen of the Night in Thomas Bernhard’s Der Ignorant und der Wahnsinnige (directed by Jan Bosse). At the Dutch National Opera Amsterdam, she performed the narrator in Schönberg's oratorio Gurre-Lieder (directed by Pierre Audi, conducted by Marc Albrecht).

In cinema and television Sunnyi Melles will soon be seen in Ruben Östlund's movie Triangle of Sadness, (Vera), in the opera film Springtime in Amsterdam (directed by Christof Loy), where she sings as an Hungarian Husarin Jacques Brel's song Amsterdam and On BBC2 England / ORF as The Countess Melancholy in Vienna Blood (with Matthew Bread), directed by Robert Dornhelm. Recently Melles was seen in 38 - That was Vienna too, directed by Wolfgang Glück (Oscar nominated for Austrian foreign movie), in the serial Altes Geld, directed by David Schalko and shown on ORF / ZDF. On ARTE / ORF History as Sisi, on France2 Cinéma in Les pianos de Berlin (with Alain Delon) and in Maigret (with Bruno Crémer). 


Holder of the Bavarian Order of Merit
Member of the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts,
the European, Swiss and Austrian Film Academy
two times Actress of the Year, awarded by Theater Heute,
Nestroy, the Austrian Theatre Prize, for best actress,
Film award Chaplin shoe (a bronze casting of the original shoe of Charlie Chaplin)



Yury Revich

In his twenties, violinist Yury Revich is already a multi-faceted artist of incredible depth, maturity and creativity. Winner of an ECHO Klassik 2016 “Newcomer of the Year” award, “Young Artist of the Year 2015” at the International Classical Music Awards and “Young Musician of the Year” by the Beethoven Center Vienna, he is one of the most expressive and versatile musicians of his generation. With 18 years old Yury made his debut at Carnegie Hall with Daniil Trifonov, later on in La Scala with Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto and his concerts since then have included performances at the Berlin Philharmonie, Berlin Konzerthaus, Vienna Musikverein, Zurich Tonhalle, Vienna Konzerthaus, Leipzig Gewandhaus, BOZAR Brussels and Tchaikovsky Concert Hall Moscow amongst many others while his recordings to date are featured on labels such as Sony Classical as well as a recording with ARS records for which he won his ECHO Klassik Award. Born into a musical family, Yury started playing the violin at age 5. At the age of 7, he entered the Central Music Academy of the Moscow Conservatory as a student of Galina Turchaninova. Between 2005 and 2009, he studied under Viktor Pikaizen before moving to the Vienna Conservatory in 2009, where he studied with Pavel Vernikov. During his studies at the Vienna Conservatory, Yury founded the quartet “Quatuor du Soleil” whose performances encompass music from the Baroque through to contemporary works. He is an Ambassador for the AMADEUS Vienna International School and professor at the WOM academy in Santander, a unique organisation which aims to promote classical music as a basis for generating musical and cultural excellence throughout Spain. Yury plays on a 1709 Stradivarius, generously loaned to him by the Goh Family Foundation.

Young Artists Programme


5 JULy 2021

Festival Stage

All categories: EUR 15.00

Free Seating

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Young musicians on stage
The "Young Artists Programme", under the artistic direction of cellist Brendan Goh, offers a platform for the young, gifted and upcoming musicians to showcase their talents on their instruments.

Die Kolophonistinnen
Hannah Amann
Marlene Förstel
Elisabeth Herrmann
Theresa Laun



Joseph Strauß 

Arr. Hannah Amann Auf Ferienreisen, Polka schnell, op. 133


Johann Strauß Sohn 

Arr. Leonhard RoczekFrühlingsstimmenwalzer, Opus 410


Wilhelm Fitzenhagen

Ave Maria, Opus 41


Florian Bramböck

Cellinnen und außen


Georg Christoph Wagenseil

Sonata III. in C-Dur aus „Suite des   pieces“, 1. Satz 

Vivace WV 445/3


Joseph Jongen

Deux pièces pour quatuor de violoncelles, Op. 89, 1. Légende, 2. Danses


 Matthias Bartolomey 



Sleeping Beauty


6 JULy 2021

Festival Stage


EUR 8.00
Adults: EUR 12.00
Free Seating

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The Festival experience for the whole family

Cellist Ana Topalovic and Accordionist Bogdan Laketic join narrator, Chris Pichler in taking our young audience into a musical fairy tale world with music that spans a century.


Chris Pichler, Concept, Speaker
Ana Topalovic, Cello
Bogdan Laketic, Accordeon



P. I. Tchaikovsky

 music from the ballet  “Sleeping Beauty”


B. Bartok 

6 Romanian Folk Dances


V. Zolotaryev 

Children’s suite Nr. 1 


A. Topalovic

Emma’s Songs 





Chris Pichler was born in Linz and studied acting at the Vienna Conservatory. She was engaged at the German National Theater Weimar and later at the Vienna Volkstheater and Theater in der Josefstadt. She also performed at various other stages and festivals, including Schauspiel Frankfurt, Berliner Ensemble, Deutsche Schauspielhaus Hamburg, the Vienna Festival, Ruhr Festival Recklinghausen, Hans Otto Theater Potsdam and Staatstheater Meiningen. She has worked with directors such as Manfred Karge, Amélie Niermeyer, Anselm Weber, Josef Köpplinger, Hermann Beil, Georg Schmiedleitner, Frank Hoffmann, Leander Haußmann and Uwe Eric Laufenberg. She also directs herself and develops and writes solo recitals and libretti for musical evenings. She also plays in various cinema and television films and works as a narrator for radio plays and features for ORF, Deutschlandradio, RBB, WDR and Deutschlandfunk. She was awarded the ORF radio play prize as "Actor of the Year" and received the German Critics' Prize, the European Capital of Culture Prize and the Prix Europa. At the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Chris Pichler plays Mrs. Cheveley in "The Ideal Husband" and, after "Romy Schneider - Two Faces of a Woman", presents another of her celebrated solo performances, "Ich - Marilyn".


Young Artists Programme




6 JULy 2021

Festival Stage

All categories: EUR 15.00

Free Seating

* All prices include VAT

Young musicians on stageThe "Young Artists Programme", under the artistic direction of cellist Brendan Goh, offers a platform for the young, gifted and upcoming musicians to showcase their talents on their instruments.

David e Mia

Maike Clemens (cello)

David Volkmer (Guitar)




Antonio Vivaldi

La Follia


Earth, Wind and Fire



Raffaele Bellafronte

Suite No 1 for Guitar & Cello, II.

Histérico, III. Romantico 


The Beatles

Here Comes The Sun


Neil Diamond 

Sweet Caroline


Manuel de Falla

arr. Konrad Ragossnig.

Siete Canciónes Populares

Espagnolas: Asturiana & Polo 


Siete Canciónes Populares

Espagnolas: Asturiana & Polo 



Don’t Stop Me Now 


Ernst Bloch

From Jewish Life - Three

Sketches, I. Prayer


The Beatles

Eleanor Rigby 


Bob Marley

 arr. Sheku Kanneh-Mason.

No Woman No Cry


Andrew York



Ennio Morricone

The Mission: Gabriel’s Oboe 


Eric Burdon & The Animals

House Of The Rising Sun 





Simply Quartet

A summer chamber programme

7 JULy 2021

Festival Stage

Category A:
EUR 60.00
Category B: EUR 45.00
Category C: EUR 35.00

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Simply Quartet

The Simply Quartet is one of the most aspiring and promising string quartets of the new generation. Danfeng Shen and Xiang Lu form an international constellation with the Norwegian cellist Ivan Valentin Hollup Roald and the Austrian violinist Antonia Rankersberger.

Simply Quartet

Danfeng Shen, Violin
Antonia Rankersberger, Violin
Xiang Lu, Viola
Ivan Valentin Hollup Roald, Cello



W.A. Mozart

String quartet KV 575 in D-major


Béla Bartók

String quartet no. 6, Sz 114


A.. Dvorak

String quartet op. 105 in a-flat major


Simply Quartet

Having received numerous international awards, the young ensemble is making its way into the classical music scene. Founded in Shanghai in 2008 under the patronage of Professor Jensen Horn-Sin Lam, the quartet, originally consisting exclusively of Chinese members, gained a foothold in Vienna. Danfeng Shen and Xiang Lu form an international constellation with the Norwegian cellist Ivan Valentin Hollup Roald and the Austrian violinist Antonia Rankersberger. The ensemble was awarded first prize at the 2017 International Joseph Haydn Competition in Vienna and the 2018 International Chamber Music Competition "Schubert and Modern Music" in Graz. In addition to standard literature, the quartet also performs works by contemporary composers. In 2017 they premiered the string quartet "Fleeting Moments" by Brad Lubman at the Grafenegg Festival. They have performed at the Wiener Musikverein, Wiener Konzerthaus, Stefaniensaal in Graz, Casa da Musica in Portugal, Rachmaninovsaal in Moscow, Vatican Museum, Pablo Casals Festival, Emergents Festival Barcelona, Shanghai Chamber Music Festival, Styrian Chamber Music Festival, Allegro Vivo in Lower Austria, and the Gent Festival in Belgium. The quartet also played various performances in the children's concerts of the Vienna Konzerthaus, including a cooperation with the beatbox artist RoBeat. The Simply Quartet is studying at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna with Johannes Meissl and has been a member of ECMA, European Chamber Music Academy, since 2017.

Igudesman & Joo

A little nightmare music


9 JULy 2021

Festival Stage

Category A:
EUR 90.00
Category B: EUR 50.00
Category C: EUR 38.00

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Igudesman & Joo is a duo ,comprising classical musicians Aleksey Igudesman and Hyung-ki Joo whose shows combine comedy with classical music and popular culture. This event will be joined by Cellist Brendan Goh.


Igudesman & Joo will donate the proceeds of the event for a Scholarship for the AMADEUS Music & Arts Academy. We thank them for their generous commitment to young artists.



Aleksey Igudesman, Violin
Hyung-Ki Joo, Piano

Brendan Goh, Cello (Guest Performer)



“A little nightmare music” show


Igudesman & Joo

Millions of YouTube viewers can’t be wrong. Well they can, but in this case they aren’t, and they’ve turned the inspired lunacy of musicians Igudesman & Joo into an internet and international sensation. Aleksey Igudesman and Hyung-ki Joo have taken the world by storm with their unique and hilarious theatrical shows. Combining comedy with music – their clips on YouTube have gathered over 45 million hits – they have appeared on many of the world’s biggest stages and have been invited to perform with orchestras such as the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, L.A. Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, Tonhalle Orchester Zürich, and Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia to name but a few. Equally comfortable performing in concert halls as well as in stadiums in front of crowds of 18,000, their infectious zaniness and virtuosity has made millions of college and high school students among their biggest fans, building a younger and wider audience for classical music at a critical time for the industry. Aleksey and Hyung-ki met at the age of twelve at the Yehudi Menuhin School in England. Thanks to a portion of fish and chips the pre-teenagers became friends and in 2004, following in the footsteps of luminaries such as Victor Borge and Dudley Moore, began creating their numerous ground-breaking shows. Since then, many of the world’s most respected musicians have asked the duo to include them in their skits of musical mayhem, such as Emanuel Ax, Joshua Bell, Janine Jansen, Gidon Kremer, Mischa Maisky, Viktoria Mullova, Julian Rachlin, and Yuja Wang. They have also teamed up with actors such as John Malkovich for their CD album You Just Have to Laugh and a project called The Music Critic, and former James Bond, the late Sir Roger Moore, who collaborated with the duo on several occasions in aid of UNICEF. Individually, Aleksey Igudesman has worked with Academy® Award-winning Hollywood composer Hans Zimmer, and Hyung-ki Joo was chosen by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Billy Joel to arrange and record Joel’s solo piano compositions on a CD which reached #1 on the Billboard Charts. Both Hans Zimmer and Billy Joel not only recognise the artists as serious musicians, but also endorse them as entrepreneurs through “Music Traveler”- a platform and mobile app for musicians to book rehearsal rooms around the world, originally founded and conceived by Igudesman. The duo also formed “Music Traveler Productions”, designed to create original content for film and TV. IGUDESMAN & JOO, in addition to their own productions, have appeared in sev­eral films including the mockumentary, Every­thing You Always Wanted to Know About Clas­si­cal Music, Pianomania and the award-winning Noseland. Besides touring the duo shows "A Little Nightmare Music", "AND NOW MOZART", "Play it Again", and shows with symphony orchestras such as "BIG Nightmare Music", "Upbeat", and various other titles, they also enjoy giving various educational programs and master classes while on the road. These encounters with the students leave the next generation inspired and con­fi­dent to break new grounds for their own musi­cal journeys. 

Janoska Ensemble


10 JULy 2021

Festival Stage


Category A:
EUR 90.00 
Category B: EUR 50.00
Category C: EUR 38.00

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Rumba for Amadeus 

Rumba for Amadeus” is a dedication to František Janoska’s first son, Amadeus. It is also a very special homage to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. In this grand festival finale in the "Janoska Style", we also welcome special guest ,Brendan Goh.

The Janoska Ensemble will donate the proceeds of the event to support our "Young Artists" project. We thank them for their generous commitment to young artists.



Janoska Ensemble
Ondrej Janoska, Violin
Roman Janoska, Violin
František Janoska, Piano
Julius Darvas, Double-bass


Special Guests:

Brendan Goh, Cello



Le nozze di Figaro Overture à la Janoska

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


Yesterday Beatles Song

Paul McCartney


Hello, Prince!

Roman Janoska


Méditation From the Opera “Thaïs“ - with Brendan Goh (Cello)

Jules Massenet


Paganini Caprice 24 by Niccolo Paganini

Janoska Ensemble


- Intermission –


Praeludium and Allegro In the Style of Pugnani

Fritz Kreisler


Air 2nd movement from the Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068

Johann Sebastian Bach



Rumba for Amadeus

František Janoska


Wien, du Stadt meiner Träume - with Brendan Goh (Cello)

Rudolf Sieczyński


Cole Over Beethoven Paraphrase on Moonlight Sonata and Night & Day

Ludwig van Beethoven, Cole Porter, František Janoska



Musical passion. That nicely sums up the spirit of the “Janoska Style”, with which the Janoska Ensemble has shot to international fame in no time – and certainly not just because of the consummate mastery of its instruments. At each performance the four artists dazzle their audience with their music and their vast reserves of creative energy. They see it as a personal challenge to fulfil, no to surpass, the high hopes of their fans.

True art knows no frontiers, and the music of the three brothers from Bratislava Ondrej, František and Roman Janoska and their Konstanz-born brother-in-law Julius Darvas proves that in remarkable fashion: their musical creations happily harmonize or colourfully contrast their classical fach with the music of other genres – from jazz and Latin to pop music. The consequence is not a mix of styles, however, it is a creative synthesis: the Janoska Style. This style, apart from its innate spirit, defies description in words. Janoska Style is not a static fixture, mounted on a musical platform, crossing all boundaries of content, it is a spontaneous phenomenon. Five strong creative forces shape its profile: the unmistakable handwriting of the arrangements and the hands of their four skilled musical exponents. Then there is the dynamic resonance, that anticipation that builds up in the concert audience and feeds back to the artists. After all, they are playing with their audience’s knowledge of music, freely communicating widely known classical themes only to guide the ears of their listeners – slowly or suddenly – into surprisingly appropriate themes from quite different musical disciplines, without any sense of a break in style. On the contrary, the act of listening is an irresistible pleasure. There is no template, no set formula, for this special ability of the Janoska Ensemble to create imaginative music. Nothing is merely adapted; every note, every motif, is lovingly and playfully reinvented. Janoska Style is far more than just a “sound”, it is “music to be lived” – you have to listen to it and feel it live.

The genial musicians have already played on four continents and are constantly developing new projects. They have repeatedly played suitably expanded arrangements in concert with celebrated European orchestras.

Ondrej Janoska plays on the Carlo Ferdinando Landolfi ca. 1760 generously on loan from the Goh Family Collection.



Brendan Goh

Brendan Goh was born in Singapore in 1999 and began his cello studies with Liwei Qin, head of the cello department of the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory. He moved to Vienna, Austria, in 2013 and continued his education with Franz and Matthias Bartolomey at the AMADEUS International School. In 2015 he entered the class of Lilia Schulz-Bayrova at the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna. Brendan took masterclasses with Valter Dešpalj, Reinhard Latzko, Arto Noras, Frans Helmerson und Ivan Monighetti. In 2015 he was accepted as student at the renown Kronberg Academy for a masterclass with Miklós Perényi. He also received additional support from Heinrich Schiff and Steven Isserlis.

Brendan is a laureate of the international “Young Virtuosos competition” 2017, winner of the “New York International Artists Cello Competition” 2017 and 1st prizewinner of the Austrian youth competition “Prima La Musica” 2018.

In 2011 Brendan made his solo debut with the Camerata Singapore playing the cello concerto in C Major by Joseph Haydn. This was followed by appearances in Singapore, Korea, Japan, Liechtenstein, Germany and Austria. In 2014 his first CD “Moments of Youth” with works by Bach, Schumann, Piazzolla and Paganini was released by the German label “ARS Production”.

2016 he made his debut in the chamber music hall of the Berlin Philharmonic as a soloist of the Camerata Berlin. As winner of the New York International Artists Competition, he performed in the prestigious Carnegie Hall in 2017. Since 2019, Brendan is artistic director of the concert series "Thursday Classics at AMADEUS" and the "AMADEUS Festival Vienna" (Young Artists Programme) in Vienna.

Brendan plays on the cello “The Strad” (1844) of Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume.