Meet the Vienna musicians who replaced the Met orchestramain
Slipped Disc has uncovered the identities of the European musicians who were hired by Peter Gelb for the Met’s New Year’s Gala, in place of the Metropolitan Opera’s own besieged and unwaged orchestra.
The string players were Yuuki Wong, Lukas Medlam, Tomasz Wabnic, Attila Pasztor and Benedict Ziervogel, known collectively as the Vienna Morphing Institute.
The orchestration and arrangements were by Tomasz Wabnic and Lukas Meldam.
The pianist was Cecile Restier, solo répétiteur at the Vienna State Opera.