Vahid Khadem-Missagh is one of the leading violinists of his generation. Born in Austria he received his first violin lessons at the age of four from his father and Margarete Biedermann. From the early age of eleven he continued his musical studies in Boris Kuschnir’s masterclass at the Conservatory of Music in Vienna. With twelve years he won the Mozart competition and gave his debut as soloist with orchestra in Salzburg. Further studies with Rainer Küchl and Gerhard Schulz at the University for Music and Performing Arts, Vienna and with Igor Ozim in Bern/Switzerland. Mastercourse studies with Tibor Varga and Zakhar Bron.
Concert trips have taken him throughout Europe and Japan with Radio- and TV recordings. Performances as soloist with the Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra, the Tonkuenstler Symphony Orchestra, Wiener Kammerorchester, Academia Allegro Vivo, Orquesta Sinfonica Castilla y Léon and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam. He gave his debut as soloist at the Salzburger Festspiele in August 2001 and 2002 in Vienna’s Musikverein with Tchaikovsky’s violinconcerto. His CD recordings include works by Charles de Bériot, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Niccoló Paganini, Alexander Rahbari, Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakoff, Pablo de Sarasate, Antonio Vivaldi, Eugène Ysaye. Furthermore he has produced recordings for BBC England, Radio Suisse DRS and the ORF.
He is a regular guest at Vienna’s Musikverein, and has appeared at the Philharmonie Luxembourg, Palais-des-Beaux-Arts Brussel, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Mozarteum Salzburg, Klangbogen Festival Vienna, the Salzburg Festival, the European Forum Alpbach, the International Chambermusic Festival Austria Allegro Vivo, Beethoventage Baden, Festival Mondseetage, Klangspuren Tirol and more.
Vahid Khadem-Missagh is first prize-winner of several competitions, such as the “Concorso Internationale di Stresa” in Italy 1996, the “International Chambermusic Festival Austria” and winner of the Austrian Radio Prize. 1999 he received the Cultural Award of the city of Baden. In addition to solo appearances Vahid Khadem-Missagh has been appointed concertmaster of the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra from 2000-2003, with concert tours with Seiji Ozawa, Pierre Boulez, Mariss Jansons, Ivan Fisher, Franz Welser-Möst; including performances at Lucerne Festival, Salzburg Festival, Vienna Musikverein, BBC Proms – Royal Albert Hall, Paris – cité de la musique, Festival Aix-en-Provence, Berliner Philharmonie, Edinburgh International Festival. Recordings as leader and conductor include Antonin Dvoraks serenade for strings op. 22, Béla Bartóks Divertimento und Igor Stravinsky’s Apollon Musagète for BBC England and Swiss Radio DRS. His unique projects “STRADIVAHID” and the ensemble “CAPRICCIO WIEN”, which he founded and leads, have been widely acclaimed.
2016 he has been appointed Artistic Director of the international Chambermusic Festival Allegro Vivo in Austria.