Charity Evening // May 15th 2024

Christoph Wagner-Trenkwitz & friends
for Women Empowerment in Kenya

Austrian National Library | Oratory, 1010 Vienna


Christoph Wagner-Trenkwitz & friends

On 15.5.2024, Christoph Wagner-Trenkwitz will join fellow artists Cornelia Horak (soprano) and Laszlo Gyüker (piano) in the service of a good cause: the texts and songs of Fritz Grünbaum, the “little man with a great sense of humor”, will be brought to life in a musical reading. Among other things, the Jewish cabaret artist invented the double conférence.

The oratory of the Austrian National Library serves as a wonderful location.


Donation proceeds go to women in Kenya

Your donation is direct support for the training of women in Kenya, which we implement with local partners. Our business training empowers women across the board: it gives them a new sense of self-worth, enables them to earn a regular income and makes them role models in their communities.


Due to the limited number of participants, please register as soon as possible at

An entrance donation of 90€ for participation is obligatory, payable to the account::

IBAN AT20 2011 1000 0256 6133

Purpose of use: Benefiz 1505

Many thanks for your support!


The Austrian National Library on Vienna’s Josefsplatz is home to one of the most beautiful baroque library halls in the world: the State Hall. A tour is possible during the evening.

The oratory in the Augustinertrakt will host our charity evening. Access is via Josefsplatz.


18:00 Reception + optional visit to the State Hall
18:30 Greeting + words of welcome:
– Dr. Johanna Rachinger, CEO Austrian National Library
– Thomas Plötzeneder, president ICEP
– Richard Auer-Welsbach, initiator of the evening
19:00 Reading + Music
20:15 Conclusion with sandwiches and drinks


ÖNB Josefsplatz

© Österreichische Nationalbibliothek/Pichler


Christoph Wagner-Trenkwitz
dramaturge, musicologist, author and moderator

Among other things, he was chief dramaturge at the Vienna State Opera, artistic director of the Theatersommer Haag, is a member of the management and chief dramaturge of the Volksoper Vienna and artistic director of Operetta Langenlois. His great teacher was Marcel Prawy. He is also known to a wider public through his presentation of the Vienna Opera Ball together with Karl Hohenlohe and his broadcasts on Ö1.

Cornelia Horak
freelance soprano, opera and concert singer

Studied at the Conservatory of the City of Vienna and the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, among others.

The Salzburg Festival, the Carinthian Summer, the Styriaarte and the Melk Baroque Festival were all stages of her career, as were the Vienna Volksoper, the Theater an der Wien and the Teatro la Fenice in Venice.

She has sung under conductors such as Christian Thielemann, Jordi Savall, Ulf Schirmer, Sir Neville Marriner and many others and regularly works in concert with the Concentus Musicus Wien and the L’Orfeo Barockorchester.


Laszlo Gyüker
Conductor, Pianist

Studied at the Graz University of the Arts.

In his career, he has already been Kapellmeister of the Baden stage, conductor at the Lehár Festival Bad Ischl, conductor at the Vienna Volksoper and chief conductor of the Vienna Opera Ball Orchestra.

He is currently a lecturer for the operetta course at the Music and Arts Private University of the City of Vienna (MUK).

We would like to thank all the contributors!

Möllwaldplatz 5, 1040 Wien

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ICEP Spendenkonto

IBAN: AT20 2011 1000 0256 6133
Herzlichen Dank für Ihre Spende!