Reiner Honeck

Concertmaster of the Vienna Philharmonic

Viennese traditional mellow sound”

“Under Honek's guidance, the string group of the famous Philharmonic Orchestra refined the timbre and melody line of each part, and the musical expression of the ensemble became a musical expression. It left an impression on me.”

(Nihon Keizai Shimbun)

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Born 1961 in Nenzing, Austria. Started playing the violin at the age of 7 and studied at the Vienna Music and Arts High School. He also studied under Alfred Stahl. In 1978, he was awarded a scholarship from the Karl Böhm Foundation by the Vienna Philharmonic. In 1981, he joined the Vienna State Opera Orchestra/Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra as the first violinist.
He has performed as a soloist at the Bregenz Festival, the Proms, Austria, Europe, Japan and the United States. Dvorak's Concerto with the Vienna Philharmonic under Mariss Jansons, Berg's Concerto with the Vienna Philharmonic under Daniele Gatti, Mozart's Symphony Concerto (Tobias Lee on viola) under Riccardo Muti in Vienna, and They also toured in Japan and Carnegie Hall in the United States. He has been a frequent guest with the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, appearing in the orchestra's Mozart series in April 2010, and conducting the Schubert Symphony Series with the Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra.
As concertmaster of the Vienna Philharmonic, Rimsky-Korsakov's "Scheherazade" live recording under Seiji Ozawa, R. Strauss' "A Hero's Life" under Christian Thielemann, and the Dvorak/Mendelssohn Concerto in Prague, Czech Republic. Fills and recordings, Schubert's complete violin and piano works, Mozart's two concertos, and more.
Actively engaged in chamber music, from 1989 to 1999 he was a founding member of the Vienna Virtuosen, and from 1982 to 2004 he was active as the leader of the Vienna String Orchestra Soloisten. He has made numerous radio and television appearances and has released many CDs. Over the years he has worked with Jesse Norman, Kathryn Battle, Angelika Kirchschlager, Jose Carreras, André Previn and Yuri Bashmet.
In recent years, he has also been focusing on conducting, and has been repeatedly invited to perform with the Kioi Hall Chamber Orchestra (former Kioi Sinfonietta Tokyo), the Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra, the Yamagata Symphony Orchestra, the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, and the Marmo Symphony Orchestra. It is written.
In April 2017, he was appointed Chief Conductor of the Kioi Hall Chamber Orchestra.
Previously, he used a 1709 Stradivarius "ex-Hammerle", but now he has inherited the 1725 Stradivarius "Chaconne" used by Küchl (both on loan from the Austrian National Bank). .

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