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Vahid Khadem-Missagh

  • Violinist


Vahid Khadem-Missagh: Concert trips have taken him to Europe and Japan, including England, France, Belgium, Germany, Greece, Italy, Israel, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Portugal, Spain, and Japan with Radio- and TV recordings. Performances as soloist with the Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra, the Tonkuenstler Symphony Orchestra, Wiener Kammerorchester, Academia Allegro Vivo, Orquesta Sinfonica Castilla y Léon and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam.

He gave his debut as soloist at the Salzburger Festspiele in August 2001. In 2002 he was invited to perform Tschaikowsky’s Violinconcerto in Vienna’s Musikverein. His CD recordings include Alexander Rahbari’s Violiconcerto, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy’s Concerto for violin, piano and orchestra d-minor, Rimsky-Korsakoff’s Sheherazade and works by Sarasate, Bériot, Paganini and Ysaye. Furthermore he has produced recordings for BBC England and Radio Suisse DRS and the ORF.

He performs recitals together with Gottlieb Wallisch, Barbara Moser, Anika Vavic in Vienna’s Musikverein, at the Klangbogen Festival Vienna and at the European Forum Alpbach. He is a guest artist at the "International Chambermusic Festival Austria", at the "Beethoventage Baden", Festival "Mondseetage", Klangspuren Tirol, Klangbogen Vienna. Vahid Khadem-Missagh is first prize-winner of several competitions, such as the "Concorso Internationale di Stresa" in Italy 1996, the "International Chambermusic Festival Austria" and winner of the Austrian Radio Prize. 1999 he received the Cultural Award of the city of Baden.

In addition to solo appearances Vahid Khadem-Missagh has been appointed concertmaster of the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra from 2000 - 2003, with concert tours with Seiji Ozawa, Pierre Boulez, Mariss Jansons, Ivan Fisher, Franz Welser-Möst; including performances at Lucerne Festival, Salzburg Festival, Vienna Musikverein, BBC Proms - Royal Albert Hall, Paris - cité de la musique, Festival Aix-en-Provence, Berliner Philharmonie, Edinburgh International Festival etc.

In addition to solo concerts also regular appearances as violin duo with his sister Martha. The CD "Duos Concertantes" presenting works for two violins found great attention.

2004 he has been appointed concertmaster of the Tonkuenstler orchestra in Vienna and faculty member at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz/Austria. Recent engagements 2006/2007 include performances at the Luxembourg Philharmonie, in Brussels Palais des Beaux Arts, at the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and at Vienna’s Musikverein.