Vienna – Maestro Mariss Jansons has been awarded Honorary Membership in the Vienna Philharmonic. The orchestra’s chairman, Daniel Froschauer, presented the award on Tuesday, June 5, during rehearsals for upcoming concerts in the Musikverein. “It has been my honor to conduct this orchestra many times. These encounters always provide me with a feeling of musical happiness and an unforgettable experience. I am very pleased to receive this honorary membership”, said Jansons.
The Latvian conductor conducted the Vienna Philharmonic for the first time in April 1992. Since that time, Mariss Jansons has conducted the Vienna Philharmonic on 110 occasions, including three New Year’s Concerts in the years 2006, 2012 and 2016.