Since its founding by Martin Haselböck in 1985, ORCHESTER WIENER AKADEMIE has gained an international reputation as one of the most important period-instrument orchestras in the world through its lively interpretations and virtuosity. Its repertoire ranges from the Baroque to the Romantic eras, giving attention not only to the great masterpieces but also to rediscovered rarities and musical treasures.
A further focus of the orchestra is on the world of multimedia music-theatre. With the American actor John Malkovich and Austrian director Michael Sturminger, Martin Haselböck developed the music dramas The Infernal Comedy and The Giacomo Variations; and with director Frank Hoffmann and multimedia artist Virgil Widrich staged the theatre piece Black Cat. To date these productions have received over 180 performances combined, in nearly 100 cities.