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.
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.
Martin Breinschmid is a vibraphonist, drummer and percussionist with an international reputation. He is performing worldwide with symphony orchestras and Jazz ensembles. With remarkable stage presence he is also a champion of Leroy Andersons entertaining music with which he continues to charm audiences the world over.
Charly Hloch Trio
Charly Hloch on piano, Tom Müller 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.
Labour MC a.k.a. Johannes Kopf
During the day Johannes Kopf is the well respected head of Austria’s Public Employment Service. At night he sometimes turns into a prime commander of dancing shoes with years of experience as a DJ in some of Vienna’s most infamous night clubs. We are happy to have Kopf a.k.a. Labour MC on bord, and so are the 'Reporters Without Borders'. They will be receiving his DJ fee as a charity.
Italian-born Vienna-based DJane Alessia Jacuzzi will be the competent guide for a dance floor journey that takes us from the center of Italo-Disco to the outskirts of Synthie-Pop. Her mission is clear: Serving the collective drive to dance.