Artists & Musicians
Alfons is an internationally-renowned Austrian actor, singer, TV host and cabaret artist. After training at the Conservatory of Vienna and the Lee Strasberg Institute in Los Angeles, he became a major television and theatre star in French- and German-speaking Europe. Alfons’ primary motivation is to entertain his audience, whether they’re in the theatre or in front of their TVs. Alfons Haider supports several charity projects.
Mariam Battistelli is an Italian soprano who was born in Ethiopia. She studied at the Lucio Campiani conservatoire in Mantova. The Italian citizen and multiple award winner is performing not only on the opera stage, but also in concerts. From June 2013 until July 2016 Mariam Battistelli joined the Centre of Perfeccionament Placido Domingo in Valencia. Since the beginning of 2018 she has been part of the Wiener Staatsoper Ensemble.
Chris Lachmuth: Dancing School Chris
Dance has been part of this former tournament dancer's life since childhood. Together with the Dancing School Chris, he will stage the impressive Opening Ceremony of the Concordia Ball. The Dancing School Chris offers year-round and daily opportunities to learn – or simply improve – one of the most famous traditional dances.
Uwe Theimer: The Vienna Opera Ball Orchestra
The Vienna Opera Ball Orchestra, founded in 1982 and directed by Uwe Theimer, devotes itself to performing dance music of the 18th and 19th centuries in Europe and around the world. The orchestra's repertoire includes compositions from the Strauss dynasty and its contemporaries, music from Robert Stolz and popular pieces from operettas. The orchestra has performed in most major European cities, as well as around the world.
Norbert Hebertinger: pt art orchestra
The pt art orchestra, foundet in 1924 and directed by Norbert Hebertinger, provides a wide repertoire of music for various events in Austria and abroad. Special features are string players and international vocal artists accompanying the orchestra. Be it as dance, brass or philharmonic orchestra, pt art is internationally acknowledged for its flexibility, longstanding experience and swinging evergreens.
Charly Hloch Trio
Charly Hloch on piano, Gerhard Wessely on sax and Wolfgang Bäck on drums bring you boogie woogie, blues, rock'n'roll and, especially for the Concordia Ball, danceable, groovy, jazz classics and swinging evergreens.
I Ragazzi Cattivi a.k.a The Mauvais Garcons
I Ragazzi Cattivi are making an offer nobody can deny: Italian pop songs from the 50s and 60s that will make you dance, move your hips and even kiss someone next to you. Sometimes I Ragazzi Cattivi take the train through Ventimiglia to visit Francia, sometimes they cross the ocean to meet their Italian Uncle in America! Wherever they go, they never forget their instruments Ukulele, Guitar, Trumpet, Bass and Drums and they always wear Italian suits and ties. La Mamma always told them that this is what to impress le ragazze!
CHOSN a.k.a DJ L. Rock
Johannes Willrader is a passionate DJ since the mid-1990s. He's also know as CHOSN aka DJ L. Rock. With his individually adapted music mix, he's ensuring the best mood on his dance floors across Europe at hip and exclusive events.