The Ambassade Orchestra Vienna was founded during the Johann Strauss Anniversary year of 1999. Michael Buchmann and Alexander Kaspar, manager of the ensemble, had the idea to emphasize the entertaining element of classical music in an informal, but highly professional style. After a number of concerts in Austria, the orchestra organized an open-air tour through South America, with an audience consisting of up to 12.000 people at each concert. Furthermore, the Ambassade Orchestra toured through Monte Carlo and Japan, where it performed together with the Japanese Band Quruli and recorded a CD in the aftermath of the tour.
Another highlight in the Orchestra’s history is the production of the CD „Ambros singt Moser“ with Wolfgang Ambros and the cooperation with Jose Carreras for his CD „Mediterranean Passion“. Another project was the CD/DVD-Box „Peter und der Wolf“, which the Ambassade Orchestra produced together with the popular German TV-presenter Willi Weitzel.
Moreover, the orchestra supported the well-known Austria Stunt pilot Hannes Arch at his show „Rhythm and Air“, which Hannes Arch had developed together with Noisia. The Ambassade Orchestra has also worked together with Lidia Baich, the Austrian violin virtuoso, several times, amongst others at her concert programme „Rock meets Classic“. Other musical highlights in the previous years were the Christmas concert with Josè Carreras and friends in the Wiener Stadthalle, as well as several concerts in the Wiener Musikverein together with a Japanese choir, where among others Mozarts’ Requiem was performed. Moreover, the close artistic friendship between world famous singers, for example Josè Carreras or Andrea Bocelli, and the Ambassade Orchestra Vienna was revived in the course of several tours and concerts in the Arab Emirates and in Vienna.
In 2016 the long lasting friendship between the Japanese Band Quruli and the Ambassade Orchestra Vienna was intensified again during several concerts played together in Japan. The tour plan of the Ambassade Orchestra Vienna in 2017 includes concerts with Andrea Bocelli in several cities around Austria and the last concert of Jose Carreras in Vienna for now.
The Ambassade Orchestra Vienna is always searching for new ideas, cooperations and projects to combine musical and artistic elements, that are often incompatible with one another other at first sight, but develop and merge with each other to form a new artistic highlight. One of these projects is MoZuluArt, the fusion of traditional zulu music with classical music.