Prof. Reiner Kuchl has been the Concertmaster of the VPO for the past 45 years. Just reflect on some of the conductors and soloists with whom this man has performed over the years…
Now, Prof. Kuchl will retire.
And his successor is José Maria Blumenschein, who was recently named the new concertmaster of the Vienna State Opera Orchestra / Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. It is the same orchestra that services both the Opera and the Philharmonic.
Mr. Blumenschein will take up the position of the concertmaster of the Vienna State Opera Orchestra / Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra on September 1, 2016.
Here is Mr. Blumenschein performing the Divertimento by Gabriel Faure: