Founded by Beat Furrer in 1985, Klangforum Wien is a contemporary music ensemble comprised of the world’s finest soloists. With more than 80 performances annually worldwide, the 24-member ensemble can be seen throughout Europe, North America, South America, and Asia. At the beginning of the 2018/2019 concert season, Bas Wiegers became Klangforum Wien’s Principal Guest Conductor. The position’s predecessor, Sylvain Cambreling, will remain with the ensemble as Principal Guest Conductor emeritus. Klangforum Wien has its own annual concert series at the Wiener Konzerthaus. Every year, the ensemble commissions composers and gives numerous world and territorial premieres.