Sony Classical Extends Contract With Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

The long-time partnership between these two organizations began in 2012 and will now continue for several more years to come

The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Daniel Barenboim during their 2022 New Year's Concert in Vienna, Austria (Photo credit: Dieter Nagl/Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra)


The collaboration between the Sony Classical record label and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (ORF) was first extended in 2019.

With this additional new extension of their prestigious contract, Sony Classical will be able to release recordings of the 2022 Vienna Philharmonic New Year’s Concert worldwide.

Performed on New Year’s Day, the famous annual concert was conducted by Daniel Barenboim for the third time. This year it was held in the Golden Hall of Vienna’s Musikverein and was broadcast internationally. 

The recordings of the event will be available for purchase in a range of formats including on Sony Classical Digital, CD, Vinyl, DVD, and Blu-ray. 

Sony Classical will also be releasing multi-format recordings of Vienna Philharmonic’s annual Summer Night Concert performed at Schönbrunn Palace gardens — a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site.

“We are very pleased that the cooperation with our long-standing partner, Sony, continues,” said Chair of the ORF Board, violinist Daniel Froschauer and ORF Managing Director and double bassist Michael Bladerer in the press release.

“Especially in challenging times, it is of utmost importance to have competent and reliable cooperation partners whose top priority is, like our own, musical excellence.”

“The close partnership with the Vienna Philharmonic, which has grown over the years, is a great honor for our label and the renewal of the contract for many more years is a wonderful confirmation of our successful cooperation,” stated Per Hauber, Sony Classical’s President.

“We look forward to fantastic productions and the opportunity to take on the challenge of reaching an even wider audience in an ever faster changing global media world,” Hauber added.