The Vienna Residence Orchestra, a chamber orchestra with a long tradition, was established by pianist and conductor Paul Moser in order to present the Viennese classics in full. The numerous ranges of events in recent decades were presented in Vienna’s most beautiful palace. The orchestra plays pieces from Mozart to Johann Strauss with between 10 and 40 musicians. In 1991 the orchestra was the official Austrian representative at Mozart’s anniversary celebrations and played numerous concerts at the “Wiener Klangbogen” festival.
In 1992 world-famous Rudolf Nurejev became the orchestra’s first guest director. Nurejev was quickly seen throughout Europe with the Vienna Residence Orchestra and met with sensational success.