Culturell Events


Culturell Events started to organize concerts and other events in 1990. During his first years in Vienna, Sandro Cuturello had the vision of creating an international orchestra consisting of foreign musicians living in Vienna. Thus, he thought, the musicians would have the opportunity to involve their international musical backgrounds in their orchestral performances. On his birthday in September 1989 (before starting the project with Vienna Walzer Orchestra on 15th of April 1990), Sandro Cuturello entered a print shop in downtown Vienna and came across a folded brochure. Although it was crumpled and torn, the following three words were clearly legible: "Vienna Walzer Orchestra". Only three words, but they stood for an idea, a dream which Sandro Cuturello wanted to realise. The maestro's plan was to continue with the Vienna Walzer Orchestra for five years. As the new orchestra was a huge success in Vienna, the project continued for another five years until 2000. During these creative years in Vienna, Cuturello initiated three additional projects: in 1996 - Orchestra di Venezia in Venice, in 1997 - Praha Mozart Orchestra in Prague, in 2000 - Millennium Orchestra Romae and in 2005 - Orchestra Italiana Napoletana). This was indeed an adventure. Cuturello enjoyed professional satisfaction, had great experiences in his artistic activities, met numerous musicians, was culturally active and made many new friends - exciting times!  Involving the four already existing orchestras in Vienna, Prague, Venice and Rome Maestro Cuturello organized several concert tours, starting in December 1998 and February 1999.


Vienna Walzer Orchestra was invited for concert tours in Korea and China and from 2000 onwards these tours took place yearly there and in Japan. In addition to the Asian tours there have been tours in Europe: Spain, Italy, Switzerland and Germany. Mr. Cuturello established Culturell Events as an agency which combines administration and management. The most intensive period for the agency was between 1996 and 2000, when Culturell Events organized, in Austria and internationally, more than 400 concerts per year! Furthermore, Culturell Events has partners in Tokyo, Seoul, Peking, Madrid, Venice, Prague and Rome. The agency managed to organize various events with well established artists such as the violinist Mario Hossen, the pianist Sung-Sug Kang, etc. and renowned ensembles such as Capella Istropolitana, Archi della Scala di Milano, etc. Culturell Events is presently focused on management of ensembles and orchestras for classical music and supports artists and performances of the highest professional quality. The main office of Culturell Events is based in Vienna.





Sandro Cuturello


As conductor and pianist, Sandro Cuturello has had a significant impact on many musical and cultural events in Vienna and throughout Europe and Asia. His highly acclaimed concert tours and performances continue to feature him in many of the most important international music centers. Sandro Cuturello was born in Tropea (Italy). In 1980 he moved to Rome where he studied piano at the renowned Santa Cecilia Conservatory with Maestro Sergio Perticaroli. Afterwards he began his studies in political philosophy at The University in Rome and received his PhD cum laude.  Maestro Cuturello has lived in Vienna since 1985 and continues to expand  his musical education and experience as pianist, composer and conductor. Sandro Cuturello has founded several orchestras. In 1990 he founded the Vienna Walzer Orchestra, which he has conducted in numerous concerts in the most renowned Viennese concert halls, including the Wiener Konzerthaus and Wiener Musikverein. In 1996 he founded the Orchestra di Venezia . This orchestra specializing in the interpretation of baroque works by such Italian master as Vivaldi, Albinoni and Corelli, achieved immediate and unprecedented success in Venice, where it continues to delight local audiences and the music media. In 1997 Sandro Cuturello founded the Praha Mozart Orchestra. He has remained its artistic director ever since and has conducted many of the well-known Mozart symphonies and operas in all of the significant concert halls in Prague: The Rudolfinum, Smetana Hall (in the Municipal House)and the famous Stavovske Divadlo (The Estates Theater).


In 2000 Sandro Cuturello organized a project with the Millennium Orchestra Romae, in Italy. In 2005 Sandro Cuturello proposed a Neapolitan musical project (Canzone Napoletana d`Autore, with a classical flair) to his Japanese Agency, which lead to the foundation of the Orchestra Italiana Napoletana. Due to overwhelming demand from its audiences, this orchestra has toured Japan regularly ever since. As soloist and conductor, Sandro Cuturello has recorded works by W.A. Mozart, J. Strauss and A. Vivaldi. There are also numerous CDs of European artists and orchestras, recorded in cooperation with Maestro Cuturello - these include TV and radio recordings for the largest national stations in China, South Korea, Japan, Italy (Rai3) and Austria station (ORF). From 1990-2000, while on tour throughout Europe and Asia with the Vienna Walzer Orchestra, Orchestra di Venezia, Praha Mozart Orchestra and Orchestra Italiana Napoletana, Maestro Cuturello conducted more than 100 concerts per year. He has performed with his many ensembles- in China's largest cities, at the Chinese International Festival of Nanning, at the Seoul Arts Center in South Korea, at Tokyo's Opera City and other prestigious musical stages in Japan, where he has been a favorite of audiences for many years. In 2007 Sandro Cuturello conducted the Incheon Philharmonic Orchestra in South Korea, and he collaborated with the famous Vienna Chamber Orchestra (Wiener Kammerorchester). In 2008 he became Artistic Director of the Festival Verdi in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Sandro Cuturello has also been active as a writer. In 2004 he published a collection of critically acclaimed poems entitled Mie Poesie.