Andris Nelsons © Marco Borggreve


ANDRIS NELSONS to conduct the New Year's Concert in Vienna, 2020

We are delighted to share some very exciting news to start the year:

After the famous New Year's Concert in Vienna on 1 January 2019, it was announced that Andris Nelsons will be at the helm of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra for this prestigious concert in 2020. Andris Nelsons says: 

"It is an incredible honour to have been invited to conduct the legendary New Year's concerts with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. I have enjoyed many years of wonderful music-making with this extraordinary orchestra, and the prospect of continuing the tradition of sharing the joy of music on this special occasion gives me immense pleasure.

Held at the Musikverein, the concert concludes a series of three concerts which mainly focus on music of the Strauss family and their contemporaries. The New Year's Concert is broadcast in over 90 countries and is watched by over 40 million viewers across the world. This will be the first time that Andris Nelsons will conduct at this prestigious event. 

KD SCHMID Managing Directors, Cornelia Schmid and Karen McDonald, comment:

“All of us at KD SCHMID are absolutely thrilled that Andris has been honoured by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and chosen for this most highly prestigious of all events in the classical music calendar.

“Having partnered with Andris throughout his career, we are immensely proud to have witnessed the wonderful artistic rapport between him and the extraordinary musicians of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra blossom and deepen over their many years of performing together worldwide. To have been chosen for their premiere New Year’s Concert in 2020 alongside their highly anticipated Beethoven Cycle performances and recordings together for Deutsche Grammophon, is the highest honour indeed, and one which we could not be more proud of Andris for.

“This news is a truly remarkable way to start the new year, which happily coincides with our 60th anniversary celebrations at KD SCHMID, and we look forward with a great sense of anticipation and excitement to these fabulous musical events.”

Wishing all our friends, partners and music lovers across the world a very happy, healthy and enjoyable 2019!