Johannes Wildner

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Johannes Wildner (born 1956) is an Austrian conductor, conducting professor, and former member violinist with the Vienna Philharmonic.

Born in Austria in 1956, Johannes Wildner studied conducting, violin and musicology and has established himself as one of the foremost Austrian conductors.

His years of experience as a member of the Vienna Philharmonic and the Vienna State Opera Orchestra have given his conducting a distinctive stamp. After positions as Chief Conductor of Prague State Opera (1994–95) and First Permanent Conductor of Leipzig Opera (1996–98), Johannes Wildner was the General Music Director of the New Philharmonic Orchestra of Westphalia (Germany) for ten years from 1997. He has been Principal Guest Conductor of the BBC Concert Orchestra in London from 2010-2014. In 2014 he also became the director of the Austrian Opera Festival OPER BURG GARS. He was also appointed Professor of Conducting at the Vienna University of Music with effect of October 1, 2014.

He regularly appears as a guest conductor in major opera houses such as the Tokyo New National Theatre, the Arena di Verona, Leipzig, Volksoper Vienna, Graz, Salzburg, Prague and Zagreb State Opera, and with orchestras such as the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra London, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, the Tokyo Philharmonic, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana in Palermo, the MDR Symphony, the Dresden Philharmonic, the Vienna Symphony, the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Bruckner Orchestra Linz, the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, the Danish National Symphony Copenhagen, the China Philharmonic and the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.

Johannes Wildner has recorded over 60 CDs, DVDs and videos, including the integral versions of Johann Strauss’ Die Fledermaus and Mozart’s Così fan tutte, live recordings of Carmen and Nozze di Figaro, Bruckner’s Third and Ninth Symphonies, and various CDs of previously unknown repertoire by Zeisl, Marx and David. In 2010 he released Robert Schumann's Complete Works for Piano and Orchestra, with pianist Lev Vinocour and the RSO Vienna. In 2013, a recording of Beethoven's violin concerto with violinist Alexandre da Costa and Beethoven's 7th Symphony with Taipei Symphony Orchestra was released, as well as recordings of works by Braunfels and D'Erlanger with the BBC Concert Orchestra.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1990 Bassoon Concerto / Oboe Concerto / Clarinet Concerto Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Vienna Mozart Academy, Johannes Wildner, Stepan Turnovsky, Martin Gabriel, Ernst Ottensamer 1
1990 Clarinet Concertos nos. 1 & 2 / Concertino Carl Maria von Weber; Czecho-Slovak State Philharmonic (Košice), Johannes Wildner, Ernst Ottensamer 2
1990 Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 Mozart; Takako Nishizaki, Capella Istropolitana, Johannes Wildner 4
1991 Die Fledermaus: Highlights Johann Strauss II; Johannes Wildner, Bratislava City Chorus, Symfonický orchester Slovenského rozhlasu 1
1991 Symphonies nos. 38 "Prague" & 40 Mozart; Philharmonia Cassovia, Johannes Wildner 1
1991 Symphony no. 2 / Haydn Variations Johannes Brahms; Philharmonia Cassovia, Otakar Trhlík, Johannes Wildner 1 2
1991 Symphony no. 6 "Pathétique" / Hamlet, Fantasy-Overture Tchaikovsky; Philharmonia Cassovia, Johannes Wildner 4
1992 Works for Male Chorus and Orchestra Johann Strauss, Jr.; Wiener Männergesang-Verein, Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Johannes Wildner, Gerhard Track 1
1993 Lalo: Symphonie espagnole / Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen / Ravel: Tzigane / Saint-Saëns: Havanaise Édouard Lalo; Marat Bisengaliev, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Johannes Wildner 2
1993 Overtures Robert Schumann;Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Johannes Wildner 1
1994 Clarinet Concertos nos. 1 and 3 / Potpourri, op. 80 Louis Spohr; Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra (Košice), Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Johannes Wildner, Ernst Ottensamer 1
1995 Symphonies nos. 94 "Surprise", 100 "Military" & 101 "The Clock" Haydn; Camerata Cassovia, Johannes Wildner 1
1995 Symphony no. 4 "Italian" / A Midsummer Night's Dream Mendelssohn; Philharmonia Cassovia, Johannes Wildner 1
1995 Symphony No. 5 / Eugene Onegin: Waltz and Polonaise Tchaikovsky; Philharmonia Cassovia, Johannes Wildner 1
1996 Symphonies nos. 5, 8 "Unfinished" and 9 "Great" Franz Schubert; Philharmonia Cassovia, Johannes Wildner 1
2001 Symphonies nos. 1 and 2 Alexander Grechaninov; George Enescu State Philharmonic Orchestra, Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra, Richard Edlinger, Johannes Wildner 1
2003 Symphony no. 3 (1877 and 1889 versions) Anton Bruckner; New Philharmonic Orchestra of Westphalia, Johannes Wildner 1
2003 Touching Colours Christian Schmitt, Johannes Wildner, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Saarbrücken 1
2015 Divertissement Espagnol / La Villanelle du Diable / Une Nuit de Mai / Divertissement in A minor Charles Martin Loeffler; BBC Concert Orchestra, Johannes Wildner, Lorraine McAslan, Amy Dickson 1
2015 Volume 2: Symphonic Variations on a French Children’s Song / Sinfonia Brevis / Suite from Der Gläserne Berg Walter Braunfels; BBC Concert Orchestra, Johannes Wildner 1

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