We are pleased to invite you to a special evening celebrating 65 years of creativity, exchange, collaboration and cultural partnerships.
As the ACF London marks its 65th year, we have decided to host an anniversary concert, curated together with Gabriele Proy, one of Austria’s most recognised contemporary composers.
Join us and enjoy a versatile programme featuring works by Joseph Horovitz, Hans Gal, Gabriele Proy, Michael Graubart, Joseph Haydn and many more, performed by the exceptional musicians Ulrike Anton, Armin Egger and Miyuki Schüssler.
As inspiration for the evening, we look to the significant Austrian and Jewish refugee and émigré community in the United Kingdom and their valuable contribution to British cultural life. We would like to honour this community that established numerous cultural societies and institutes and were central in making the Austrian Cultural Forum London what it is today.
We are looking forward to welcoming you to this special anniversary event!
Please note: Tickets are limited and need to be booked on our website in advance. You will not be able to attend the event without a pre-booked ticket.
Visitors must have a negative (rapid flow) covid test or be fully vaccinated. We ask you also to follow social distancing, wear a mask and sanitise your hands. Please do not visit the ACF if you have Covid symptoms.
Gabriele Proy is one of Austria’s most recognized contemporary composers. In 2013 she received the Music Award of the City of Vienna, the city’s highest honour for music. Her compositions have been performed to great acclaim by distinguished choirs and orchestras including the Munich Philharmonic Choir, Denkmalchor Leipzig, Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Wiener Concert- Verein, European Union Youth Orchestra and members of the Vienna Philharmonic in renowned concert halls such as the Musikverein Wien, Deakin Edge Theatre Melbourne, Halton Theatre Charlotte, Konzerthaus Berlin, Philharmonic Minsk, Esplanade Theatres on the Bay Singapore, Wigmore Hall London and Kyoto Concert Hall.
Austrian flutist and musicologist Ulrike Anton received her musical education in Austria, France and Great Britain. She is one of the leading performers of works by composers who were persecuted by the Nazi-Regime during World War II. One of her CD projects as a soloist for the Gramola label includes works by Erwin Schulhoff and was recorded together with the world famous English Chamber Orchestra. She concertizes regularly in Europe, the USA, Canada and Asia. She is adjunct professor for chamber music at the Institute for the International Education of Students in Vienna and also teaches at Wake Forest University (Vienna Campus). In 2017 she joined the team of the Exilarte Center at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.
Austrian guitarist Armin Egger studied with Elisabeth and Heinz Irmler at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz and with Timothy Walker at the Royal Academy of Music London. He is Prize winner of the Julian Bream Prize of the Royal Academy of Music London and has given numerous concerts as soloist and in chamber music ensembles in Europe, North America and Asia. In 2007 the Austrian Radio Ö1 awarded Egger the title Musician of the Year of Styria. In 2014 he was elected Associate of the Royal Academy of Music (ARAM), an honour only offered to past students of the Royal Academy who have distinguished themselves in the music profession and made a significant contribution in their particular field.
Pianist Miyuki Schüssler is born in Tokio but nowadays she is living in Vienna. She studied piano with Kiyoko Nishikawa in Tokio, Alexander Jenner and Gerog Ebert at the Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna. She took part at master classes with Max Egger, Jörg Demus, Hans Graf, Hans Kann and Peter Feuchtwanger. 1992 she was one of the winners of the International Competition for Chamber Music “Parma d’oro” in Italy. She concertizes regularly as a vocal accompanist and chamber musician in Europe and Japan. Today she is a well known pianist in Vienna and teacher at the MUK private university of Vienna.