The Vienna Ring Ensemble
The Ring Ensemble was named after the ring road encircling the old town of Vienna, and founded to perform traditional Vienese music under the leadership of the principal concertmaster of the Vienna Philharmonic, Rainer Küchl.
The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra includes many ensembles; the individual members of the orchestra get to know each other well in their active ensemble work, and therefore develop their exceptional creativity in interpretation. The members of the Ringer Ensemble are soloists within the orchestra of the Vienna Philharmonic.
The programmes are of waltzes and polkas by Johan Strauss and Joseph Lanner, the composers who represent the highlights of Viennese traditional music and their love and pride for Vienna.