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
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