The musicians of the wind quintet “Vienna Wind Ensemble” first met on a tour. Already after the first rehearsal for solo positions in the orchestra they sensed that they harmonize with each other very well, both on a personal and musical level. Shortly thereafter the decision to start a wind quintet was made: The Vienna Wind Ensemble was born!
The musicians with origins in Austria, Germany and Hungary dedicate themselves foremost to delivering the works of the Viennese Classic.
They lie their musical focus in adaptations of music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart as well as the Strauss family.
Furthermore, the musicians give master classes all around the world, in which they deliver the style of Viennese Music Making.
Steffi Mölle - flute
Steffi was born in Germany and started to play the flute when she was 7 years old. She graduated from the Lübeck Academy of Music and the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz in the class of Professor Dieter Flury and participated various masterclasses with flutists such as Michael Martin Kofler, Jean-Claude Gerard and Peter-Lukas Graf. She has been am meber of the "Jeunesse Musicales" World Orchestra, the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra among others.
Since 2004 she has been playing as a substitute at the Viennese State Opera, in orchestras such as the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the Volksoper Vienna, the Vienna Opera Ball Orchestra, and at the Baden Theatre and the Seefestspiele Mörbisch.
She is also a member of the Sinfonietta Baden and the Opera Klosterneuburg and performs regularly with the Vienna Mozart Orchestra.
Steffi tours a lot also abroad, e.g. to the US, China, Japan, Korea, Mexico and Indonesia.
She teaches at the Gustav Mahler Conservatory Vienna and regularly gives masterclasses also abroad (USA, Asia, etc.).
Adelheid Bosch - oboe
Adelheid was born 1981 in Lilienfeld, Austria. She began her studies at the Joseph Haydn Conservatory Eisenstadt, Austria with Prof. Helmut Mezera (2000-2007) and continued at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Austria under Prof. Klaus Lienbacher (2003-2011).
From 2003-2010 she was engaged as oboe teacher in Lower Austria. Since 2008 she has worked in numerous professional Orchestras in Vienna including: Stage Orchestra Vienna Statsoper, Niederösterreichsche Tonkünstler (temporary contract Solo Englisch Horn April - September 2015, Solo Oboe March - June 2016), Radio-Symphony Orchestra Vienna, Volksoper Vienna, Vienna Symphonic Orchestra, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Vienna Mozart Orchestra, Palace Castle Orchestra.
Àgnes Fejes - bassoon
Àgnes was born in Budapest, Hungary and has played the bassoon since she was 9 years old. After
her studies in Graz (concert area diploma in 2006 with distinction) she studied at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna under Richard Galler. In 2009, she completed this course
with very good success. She was an awardee of the Austrian Foundation “Forum Hungaricum” and was a member of the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation. Since 2003 she plays in the following orchestras: The
Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Hungarian State Opera, Tonkünstler Niederösterreich, Synchron Stage Orchestra, Styriarte Festival Orchestra, Volksopera Vienna, Schönbrunn Palace Orchestra, The Mozart
Orchestra Vienna, Strauss Festival Orchestra, Recreation big Orchestra Graz, Theater Baden Orchestra. Since September 2017 she is solo-bassoonist at the Concerto Budapest.
As a soloist she played solo works with The Schönbrunn Palace Orchestra in Vienna Palace, The Artist Orchestra Vienna, and The Wind Ensemble of the University of Graz. She also had solo performances with the Austrian Society of Contemporary Music.
She is a brilliant teacher and regularly gives master's courses abroad e.g. in Korea, Lebanon and Budapest.
Markus Adenberger – clarinet
Markus grew up in a valley in Austria and came in touch with the traditional Austrian music through the local wind band. There his love not only for music but also for this instrument with its sweet tone – the clarinet started.
After studying at the University of Arts in Graz with Wolfgang Klinser he continued his studies in Vienna and had private lessons with Alexander Bader from Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
After a season with the philharmonic orchestra in Dortmund and a short engagement in the orchestra of the theatre in Eisenach, Markus returned to his native Austria and now performs as a member of the Vienna Chamber Orchestra. He tours all over the world with the Strauß Festival Orchestra, the Mörbisch Festival Orchestra and the orchestra of the Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna.
As his love is chamber music he works together with a lot of great and inspiring musicians – with his colleagues of the “Vienna Wind Ensemble” and with Chinese pianist and piano professor in the US, Yin Zheng.
He is a much sought-after pedagogue and soloist. Starting in summer 2017 he is a professor at the Global Summer Institute of Music at the Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond (US).
Michael Wachter - horn
Michael grew up in St. Georgen im Attergau and received his first horn lessons at the age of 10 from Erhard Zehetner in Kremsmünster, where he also attended the Stiftsgymnasium. Following his bachelor's degree with Klaus Zajer he completed the master's programme with Gerhard Kulmer at the Vienna Conservatory. Private lessons with Wolfgang Tomböck, Lars Michael Stransky and Franz Söllner rounded his training. Michael Wachter won among others prizes the Prima la musica, the Fidelio competition, and Gradus ad Parnassum. He is a trainee at the Vienna Philharmonic, the Vienna Symphony and the Vienna Volksoper, Stage Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera and the Lower Austrian Tonkünstler.
Numerous concerts with the Vienna Philharmonic, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, the Vienna Classics, the Strauss Capelle, the Strauss Festival Orchestra among others have taken him around the world.
Michael Wachter has been teaching horn, recorder, wind class, wind ensemble and music theory at the Music School Laxenburg and Biedermannsdorf since 2008.