Mario Hossen, violin

Mario Hossen — hailed for his artistry, virtuosity and charismatic presence on stage was born in 1971 in Bulgaria and received his education in Sofia, Vienna and Paris. He made his debut as a soloist with orchestras at the age of eight. Among his teachers are Michael Frischenschlager, Darina Dankova and Gerard Poulet.

As a concert soloist of international acclaim, Hossen has performed with renowned orchestras such as the English Chamber Orchestra, the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow Radio, the Bruckner Orchester Linz, the Chamber Orchestra della Scala di Milano, the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orquesta Sinfonica del Estado de Mexico, the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Turkish Presidential Symphony Orchestra, the Capella Istropolitana of Bratislava and the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie.

Hossen’s concert activity has taken him to the USA (Carnegie Hall), Austria (Vienna Konzerthaus, Brucknerhaus Linz), Switzerland (Victoria Hall Geneva, Tonhalle Zurich), Spain (Auditorio Nacional Madrid, Palau de la Musica Barcellona, Festival International de Santander), Canada, Mexico, China, Russia (Tschaikovsky Hall Moscow), and Japan. He has appeared with outstanding musicians like Milena Mollova, Adrian Oetiker, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Bruno Canino, Philippe Bernold, Anton Nikulesku, Gerard Causse, Vladimire Kiradjiev, Israel Yinon, Felix Carasco, Borislav Ivanov, Imants Resnis, Lior Shambadal, Jean-Bernard Pommier, Wolfgang Klos and Wolfgang Panhofer to name just a few.

Mario Hossen is Artistic Director of “Les Orpheistes Festival Orchestra Vienna,” Director of the International Music Academy Orpheus and Professor at the New Bulgarian University in Sofia.

Several contemporary composers have dedicated works to Hossen, and Hossen has commissioned woks with composers such as Rainer Bischof, Walter Baer, Georghi Arnaoudov, F.P. Descamps, Alessandro Solbiati and Tomas Marco.

Mario Hossan plays a violin by Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, Milano 1749, on loan from the Oesterreichische Nationalbank’s collection.