Mosaïque – concerts with a twist

Mosaïque is an innovative concert series created by pianists Deirdre Brenner and Chanda VanderHart in 2013. Concerts take place at BRICK-5, a beautiful, lofted space that was originally a pea-shucking factory in Vienna’s 15th district.

Each Mosaïque concert combines classical art song with at least one additional artistic element such as dance, chamber music, folk music, jazz, declamation, visual art, or fashion. This cross-pollination of artistic forms and genres allows international performers to explore new ideas, repertoire and relationships while bridging stylistic divides.

The fusion of song with other art forms in an alternative setting appeals to an exceptionally broad audience. The relaxed atmosphere of the venue lends itself to a certain intimacy between artist and audience, where performers often share personal insights about their music and art. To further heighten their allure, each concert revolves around a unique theme, and many contain elements of surprise and humor.

Threesomes, Foursomes & Moresomes

Jerica Steklasa, Soprano – Verena Gunz, Mezzo-soprano – Martin Mairinger, Tenor – Bryan Benner, Baritone – Rusanda Panfili, Violin – Gabriel Hopfmüller, Cello – Chanda VanderHart, Piano – Raphael von Bargen, Actor – Trio Lepschi


Çigdem Soyarslan, Soprano – Samuel Colombet, Dancer – Chanda VanderHart, Piano – Mahan Mirarab, Guitar – Alper Yakin, Guitar – Iordanis Foutsitzoglou, Oud – Hadi Nabavi, Clarinet – Habib Samandi, Percussion – Cansu Kaykaç, Illustrator – Emil Raoul Kohlmayr, Storyteller

América del Sur

Cristina Pasaroiu, Soprano – Celia Sotomayor, Mezzo – Heike Schuch, Cello – Ronen Nissan, Guitar – Antoinette Van Zabner, Piano – Chanda VanderHart, Piano – Vienna Tango Quintet featuring Paula Barenbuem


Christina Parson, Soprano – Sara Jacobi, Soprano – Günter Haumer, Baritone – Sonja Schebeck, Violin & Fire – Deirdre Brenner, Piano – Chanda VanderHart, Piano

Bryan Benner, Ringmaster – Thomas Toppler, Clown – Fausto Tenorio, Hand Balancer – Martina Aichhorn, Aerialist – Friederike Ebinger, Aerialist – Mika Nagl, Aerialist – Marina Petkov, Dancer – Nele Neugebauer, Dancer – Michael Postmann, Dancer

Light, Love & Fashion

Julia Koci, Soprano – Eric Stokloßa, Tenor – Rusanda Panfili, Violin – Chanda VanderHart, Piano – Tiberius, Fashion

L’Invitation au Voyage

Jolene McCleland, Mezzo – Klemens Sander, Baritone – Ulrike Anton, Flute – Jan Ryska, Cello – Deirdre Brenner, Piano – Chanda VanderHart, Piano – Joey Davis, Exhibit [ Galerie artmoments ]

Love, Loss & Longing

Magdalena Anna Hofmann, Soprano – Huub Claessens, Baritone / Saxophone – Thomas Stempkowski, Bass – Deirdre Brenner, Piano – Chanda VanderHart, Piano

Volkslieder | Folk Music

Frederikke Kampmann, Soprano – Bryan Benner, Baritone – Louisse Chisson, Violin – Mara Kronick, Cello – Chanda VanderHart, Piano – The Erlkings, Band

Winter Wonderland

Jennifer Davison, Soprano – Juliette de Banes Gardonne, Mezzo – Benjamin Marquise Gilmore, Violin / Viola – Deirdre Brenner, Piano – Chanda VanderHart, Piano – Performing Center Austria Choir


Rebecca Nelson, Soprano – Markus Werba, Baritone – Deirdre Brenner, Piano – Chanda VanderHart, Piano – Sven Kaschte, Actor

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What a night, Mosaique was - quite literally - on fire! Thank you to our massive, rowdy audience, and to a fleet of musicians who did everything from sing, dance, swing and eat fire, magic, aerial arts and burlesque besides singing and playing beautifully. Thank you as well to our resident photographer extraordinaire, Andrej Grilc Photography ... See MoreSee Less

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The amazing fire-breathing wonder of a violinist, Sonja Schebeck, is back! This time with the Freestyle Orchestra, bringing all kinds of flaming stunts and awesome music to the stage at Brick-5. 7:30PM TONIGHT!! #bethere #pyroviolinist #freestyle #phattuesday #yousaidwhat #weareserious #donttrythisathome #mosaïque @sonja_schebeck_pyroviolinist @thfreestyleorch @die_turnhalle ... See MoreSee Less

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Mama Burlesque, @jessicadoright, brings all her sultry charm and enough for you too, so make sure you get yourself to @die_turnhalle by 7:30pm tomorrow night for PHAT TUESDAY! Book your tix in advance and save a few bucks, or join the party at the door. #wecantwait #itsgonnabehot #aerialsilks #fire #burlesque #hotboxgirlswien #mosaique ... See MoreSee Less

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Canadian soprano Sarah Marie Kramer returns to #mosaïque to sing #poulenc with @chandavanderhart next Tuesday night. She amazed us all last season at our #bohemia program - so don't miss out! Tickets on sale here: #ladamedemontecarlo #phattuesday #dramaticsoprano #artsong #innovativeconcerts #vienna #hellzyeah ... See MoreSee Less

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Less than a week before “Phat Tuesday- ein Faschingdienstags Variete“ at Mosaique! We are so pleased to present the amazing Sonja Schebeck and members of The Freestyle Orchestra, instrumentalists who also do circus arts, acrobatics, magic and fire!! Check out their trailer here:
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Chanda VanderHart – pianist, chamber musician, art song accompanist, vocal coach.

In 2015, Chanda celebrates 15 years living in Vienna, Austria, the music capital of Europe where she has been acquiring a solid musical education, worked with world-class musicians and singers and developed exciting music related projects.


There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.

Johann Sebastian Bach

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