Violinist MARIO HOSSEN enjoys international reputation. He resides in Vienna, but maintains active concert routine around the world, teaching in Bulgaria and abroad. Hossen has performed as soloist with renowned orchestras such as the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, the English Chamber Orchestra, the Bruckner Orchestra – Linz, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of the Moscow Radio, the Orchestra della Scala di Milano, Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Sofia Soloists Chamber Ensemble and others. Hossen is honorary professor of violin at the New Bulgarian University and guest professor in Japan, with an enviable career and a notable number of students under his training — winners of some of the highest awards from competitions and festivals in Europe and Asia.

The virtuoso violinist Mario Hossen was born in Plovdiv. At the age of eight, he made his debut as a soloist with the Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra. Hossen received his education in Sofia, Vienna and Paris. At the Vienna Academy of Music he studied under Prof. Michael Frischenschlager, graduating as recipient of the award of the Austrian Ministry of Culture for high artistic merit. Specialized under Gérard Poulet in Paris.

Hossen has been conferred many prestigious awards. What earned him particular prominence are the performances of Paganini’s six violin concertos and the twenty four caprices, and Beethoven’s violin sonatas. Acting as editor and researcher of Paganini’s complete oeuvre for violin and orchestra for one of the world’s oldest music publishers, Musikverlag-Doblinger, Vienna, Hossen recorded world premiere performances of Paganini works for the Italian Dymanic record label.

Hossen concertizes and makes recordings with world-renowned artists including: Adrian Oetiker, Philippe Bernold, Jean-Bernard Pommier, Bruno Canino, Israel Yinon, Milena Mollova, Vladimir Fedoseev. Mario Hossen is the founder and artistic director of the Orpheus International Music Academy in Vienna. Hossen has been awarded the prestigious Sofia Music Award and the Classic FM Radio Award for 2015. He plays a Guadanini 1749 violin, on loan from the Austrian National Bank. Hossen performs as representative artist of Thomastik-Infeld string manufacturing company, Vienna. Artistic director of the Varna Summer International Music Festival.

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