Mancusi, Guido

Principal Guest Conductor and composer

His connections with the orchestra date back to 2010, since then he has been a recurring guest leading the orchestra. In 2018 by creating the position of ’Principal Guest Conductor’ our co-operation became official.

Besides working with the Dohnányi Orchestra, he is also Music Director of the Wiener Volksoper Orchestra, Guest Conductor for the Wiener Symphoniker and Principal Conductor of the Schönbrunn Orchester Wien. Moreover, he is an avid composer.

Guido has no favourite composer, he believes there are two kinds of music: good and bad. His beloved pieces are Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier, Alban Berg: Wozzeck and Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde.

He is married and has a daughter.

“I love working here because together with these insanely talented musicians we are capable of accomplishing anything. They are brave and not afraid to take risks. This is exactly what art needs in order to be true. I wish the orchestra another 25 years and to find plenty of joy in making music.”

Werner, Gábor

Conductor and cellist

He has been a member of the orchestra since 2000. In addition to working with the Dohnányi Orchestra he conducts, prepares music arrangements and plays the cello wherever he is needed. He is a cellist at the MÁV Symphony Orchestra.

He cannot name either his number one composer or his favourite composition.

Gábor is a father of three children and has a grandchild.

In his free time he is keen on being outdoors.

“This community is perfect in every way, both professionally and personally. I wish us countless cathartic experiences to come and at least another 25 years together.”