|Neue Rhein Zeitung (19. October 2010)|
The predominantly young musicians of the Wiener Akademie gave their best in intonation and musical enjoyment. Much to be celebrated!
(Marion Eigl) Wiener Zeitung (04. June 2010)
Celebration Concert - 25 years of the Wiener Akademie (01. June 2010, Musikverein)
The very beginning of the Wiener Akademie Orchestra started with Bach and this year it celebrates it's 25th Anniversary. The orchestra was founded in the Bach Year (1985) and is currently Austria's only period instrument orchestra to play a repertoire of Bach till Liszt.
Friends and fans were invited to the Golden Hall of the Vienna Musikverein for this anniversary concert. Seldom heard excerpts of Mozart's heroic drama "Thamos, King of Egypt" together with an exciting Beethoven 9th Symphony were to be heard.
Invited guests were the wonderful Chorus Sine Nomine (Chorus-master Johannes Hiemetsberger) and four soloists including bass singer Florian Boesch. The orchestra's string section's rich Celli and powerful Basses played convincingly as did the dynamic timpanist and the solid brass section. To many more years of period-instruments to come!
Westfälischer Anzeiger (04. Juni 2010) Ralf Stiftel
Singers Marie Arnet and Louise Fribo, as well the Wiener Akademie Orchestra under the direction of Martin Haselböck offered not only a fine interpretation of the Arias and Instrumental pieces of Mozart, Boccherini and others but subtly responded to the disruptions and attacks of the actor. An enthralling evening.
(Jan Muehldorfer) Stimberg Zeitung (04. June 2010)
They were accompanied by the outstanding Wiener Akademie Orchestra directed by Martin Haselböck .
(Maike Schiller) Hamburger Abendblatt (18. May 2010)
Malkovich, the performances centre of energy, is alive and unceasingly present. He never places a shadow upon his colleagues. "The Infernal Comedy - Confessions of a Serial Killer" directed by Malkovich and Michael Sturminger with musical direction by Martin Haselböck is an impressive teamwork achievement.
Krone, Oliver A. Lang (07. April 2010)
The operatic and dramatically lively style of the Wiener Akademie filled the small space with verve, now and then with full sound though always compact. The result was a two-hour performance rich in contrast and splendid colours.
Krone, Helmut Christian Mayer (31. January 2010)
The highly energetic orchestra and the fiery Haselböck then performed Schubert's "Unfinished", two orchestrated Marches by Liszt and as a treat the "Abschiedsrufe" Waltz of Johann Strauss "in reverent homage of Dr. Franz Liszt". A lot to be cheered about!
Wiener Zeitung, Daniel Wagner (31. Januar 2010)
A sequel to this performance is something to be looked forward to!
News, S.Z. (28. September 2009)
The sopranos Laura Aikin und Aleksandra Zamojska play the victims who sing selected arias that appropriately fit the story line, from Vivaldi till Beethoven and are accompanied compactly by Martin Haselböck and the Wiener Akademie. Michael Sturminger, the director who conceived the production with Haselboeck, creates a suitable dramatization, though it is Malkovich himself who unites all the elements of this production.
Saaler Zeitung, Thomas Ahnert (10. Juli 2009)
(…) a riveting performance by the orchestra and Haselböck who brought out thematic phrases, accents and completely new aspects to the four movements. Displayed beautifully by the woodwinds who also at times played percussive elements sharply.
Fuldaer Zeitung, Christoph A. Brandner (10. Juli 2009)
A jubilant feast of fascinating sounds (…)
Praise, astonishment and admiration are given to the highly experienced Wiener Akademie Orchestra as both accompanists and concert ensemble. A top class performance led by their intelligent, precise and expressive conductor/founder Martin Haselböck
Mainpost, Angelika Silberbach (09. Juli 2009)
The Viennese Classic Gala at the Kissinger Sommer featured the eccentric soprano Simone Kernes and the master Fortepianist Melvyn Tan. The energetic element binding them together was the Wiener Akademie who under their director Martin Haselboeck stunned the sold out Max-Littmann Hall