The Vienna Kammersymphonie Quintet is an ensemble of highly talented musicians performing in Vienna. The group brings to its audiences a vast musical repertoire from classics to 19th century to contemporary compositions, often performing works by (unjustly) forgotten and overlooked composers – bringing out the very best of the Ensemble members. Members usually perform as a string quintet. The ensemble was founded in March 2006 in the “Year of Mozart” and made its outstandingly successful debut with a series of concerts in Spain that met with both public and critical acclaim describing the group as the best performers of a long season entirely dedicated to Mozart.
Following this experience the VKQ realised a series of projects dedicated to the musical contempories of Mozart. In 2008 they performed at the Umbria Music Festival with a “crossover project” fusing the pure Viennese classic style with that of hip-hop dance. This was followed by performances at the prestigious Vienna Musikverein and led to invitations to play at numerous international festivals including the Ankara Festival in April 2009 and many Italian theatres like the “Teatro N. Piccinni” in Bari, Ravello Festival, Alba Music Festival and Side Music Festival in Turkey. Subsequently, the WKS has performed in South America (Brazil, Argentina and Colombia) and Istanbul (Süreyya Opera).
We welcome the return of the VKQ to Levoca with programmes featuring both masterworks of Beethoven in their unique perspective, together with a number of Slovak premieres of remarkable music of the 19th and 20th centuries. Joining them in presenting these unique programmes are Jonathan Powell (piano) and Ivan Palovic (viola)