Breaking: Vienna has new 1st Konzertmeisterin

Breaking: Vienna has new 1st Konzertmeisterin


norman lebrecht

November 09, 2018

Sophie Heinrich has won the audition for first concertmaster of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra.

She will take the seat on the retirement of Florian Zwiauer in May 2019.

‘It’s a dream comes true,’ says Heinrich. ‘I am looking forward to Vienna, to the exciting new job with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, and especially to playing music together with my new colleagues and working with Philippe Jordan and Andrés Orozco-Estrada.’

She is presently first concertmaster of the Komische Oper Berlin.

photo (c) Stefan Kleinberger


  • boringfileclerk says:

    I give her 8 and a half months.

  • Lilas Pastia says:

    Arve Tellefsen who has been the subject of two posts this week, was one of her predecessors (1977 – 1981)

  • Jaime Herrera says:

    I’m sure I’m not the only one who fell for the headline – I assumed the Vienna Philharmonic…. I thought I saw pigs flying near the ceiling…..

  • Ben Lea says:

    Congratulations, Sophie!