Austrian-Hungarian Haydn Philharmonic Orchestra

"Pannonia" in Tyrol

Concertmaster: Meesun Hong-Coleman
Cimbalom: Marius Preda
Admission: € 7
JOSEPH HAYDN (1732-1809)
Ouvertüre zu Oper "La fedeltà premiata" (Die belohnte Treue), Hob. XXVIII/10  
JOSEPH HAYDN (1732-1809)    
Klavierkonzert in D-Dur, Hob. XVIII/11  
Marius Preda, Cimbalom                                                         

LEÓ WEINER (1885-1960)
Divertimento Nr. 1, Op. 20     

Ungarischer Tanz Nr. 5                                                                                                                                                                   

Zigeunerweisen, Op. 20
Un poco più lento 
Allegro molto vivace
Marius Preda, Cimbalom    
BÉLA BARTÓK (1881-1945)
Rumänische Volkstänze                                                                                          

VITTORIO MONTI (1868-1922)
Marius Preda, Cimbalom    

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
Marius Preda, Cimbalom    

The Austro-Hungarian Haydn Philharmonic was founded in 1987 by Adam Fischer from members of the Vienna Philharmonic and the great Hungarian orchestras. Fischer's intention was to bring selected musicians from these two countries together musically before the fall of the "Iron Curtain" in order to perform the works of Joseph Haydn together in the historic halls of the Esterházy castles in Eisenstadt and Fertöd, for which Haydn had composed the majority of his works. From 2017-21, Nicolas Altstaedt was artistic director of the orchestra, which is now composed of selected musicians of many nationalities. In 2019, the orchestra will begin a close collaboration with Enrico Onofri as its first guest conductor. Since 2023, the Haydn Philharmonic has worked with Nicolas Altstaedt and Enrico Onofri as its Artistic Partners. Internationally, the orchestra has established itself through numerous successful tours within Europe, as well as through the USA and Asia: Invitations to the Konzerthaus and Musikverein Vienna, Budapest's Palace of Arts, Zurich's Tonhalle, the Festspielhaus Baden Baden, Berlin's Philharmonie, Madrid's Auditorio Nacional or the famous Palau de la Musica in Barcelona, to London's "Proms", to the New York "Mostly Mozart" Festival, to the Suntory Hall Tokyo, Seoul Arts Center, the National Center of Performing Arts in Beijing, the Shanghai Symphony Hall, the Sala Sao Paulo or to the famous Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires testify to the international reputation of the orchestra. The Haydn Philharmonic has recorded all of Joseph Haydn's symphonies with Adam Fischer. Two CDs in collaboration with MDG Dabringhaus & Grimm were awarded the German Music Prize "Echo Klassik" in 2006 and 2008. The recording of Mozart's Clarinet Concerto with Sharon Kam was awarded the Diapason D'Or in 2011. With Nicolas Altstaedt, Joseph Haydn's oratorios "The Creation" and "The Seasons" (with Christina Landshamer, Mark Padmore and Florian Bösch, among others) were recorded in sound and vision for ORFIII and A first CD with Enrico Onofri will be recorded for MDG in April 2023. 
Marius Preda was born in 1977 in Bucharest into a family of musicians. At the age of four, Marius received a special gift from his grandmother: a large, trapezoidal wooden box on 4 legs with metal cords stretched across the top: a cimbalom. Since then, Marius Preda has been in love with the cimbalom and devoted all his time to practising and playing the exotic instrument. Due to his unique and charismatic playing, Preda is the first cimbalom player in history to have performed in many of the world's most prestigious concert halls, festivals as well as famous jazz clubs. At the age of 16, Preda was invited on a concert tour to the Netherlands, where he performed as a special guest in the ensemble of the great pan flute player Nicolae Pirvu. Shortly afterwards, Preda decided to study jazz and vibraphone at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague. Preda graduated with honours and was nicknamed "The Conservatory Tiger", a tribute to his virtuoso and energetic playing. With all the musical skills Preda accumulated over the years, Preda began to create a new way of playing the cimbalom - a globally unique style of presenting the cimbalom at the highest possible level. Preda's "MISSION CIMBALOM" is to make the cimbalom a worldwide phenomenon. In terms of musical expression and versatility, Marius Preda is absolutely unique: in addition to the cimbalom, he also masterfully plays the violin, piano, accordion and double bass. 

Meesun Hong Coleman's life and education began in Spartanburg, South Carolina. One of three daughters of Korean immigrants, she received scholarships to study with Dorothy Delay and Kurt Sassmannshaus at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music before completing a bachelor's degree in composition at Princeton University and a master's degree at the Juilliard School, where she studied with Ronald Copes and Robert Mann of the Juilliard Quartet. In 2001, she went to Berlin as a Fulbright scholar to study with Thomas Brandis, where she planned to stay for a year.... Two decades later, she is still in Europe. She is a passionate teacher, chamber musician and orchestra leader. Meesun Hong Coleman is professor of violin and chamber music at the Anon Bruckner Private University Linz as well as visiting professor of violin at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, concertmaster of the Haydn Philharmonic as well as the Kammerakademie Potsdam, and a member of the Camerata Bern, where she also appears as a regular guest conductor and soloist. As a sought-after concertmaster, she regularly conducts the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, the Munich Chamber Orchestra, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the Basel Chamber Orchestra, the Het Gelders Orkest and the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, among others. As a soloist and chamber musician, she has performed worldwide at festivals such as the Salzburg Festival, the Gstaad Festival, the Lucerne Festival, the Edinburgh Festival, the Aldeburgh Festival, the Schleswig Holstein Festival, the Ojai Festival, Lockenhaus Festival and the Rheingau Festival in such renowned concert halls as Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, Suntory Hall, Vienna Musikverein, Beijing Performing Arts Center and the Berlin Philharmonie. She is a regular performer at the International Musicians Seminar at Prussia Cove in England, for which she has also toured. Meesun Hong Coleman lives in Salzburg with her husband and two daughters and plays a Matteo Goffriller violin from the 1700s.