VIENNA, Oct. 31, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna will host A Night of the Arts on 4th December 2014 exclusively for members of The Ritz-Carlton Rewards program. This unique occasion will feature a one-of-a-kind look at the works of 19th century Austrian painters Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele in partnership with international fine arts resource MasterArt Society and a private performance by star pianist Marialena Fernandes. The evening will be complemented by an intimate four-course dinner prepared by Executive Chef Andreas Mahl and luxury overnight accommodations with a view over the Ring Boulevard. MasterArt Society brings together renowned art professionals, affluent collectors and investors, as well as the world's leading entrepreneurs – bound together by a passion for beauty, an interest in prestigious cultural events, and an unrelenting desire to acquire the very finest in art.
Born in Mumbai, India, Marialena Fernandes gained the Licentiate Diploma of the Royal Schools of Music in 1967. After graduating in Psychology from Mumbai University and winning a prize at the Bicentennial Piano Competition of Ludwig van Beethoven, she was awarded a scholarship for further musical education at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, where she received her Diploma in Piano and Chamber Music Performance with unanimous distinctions and a Magister Artium (Master of Arts) degree in Musical Education. Fernandes has given solo recitals and played in chamber music and orchestral concerts in most European capitals as well as the U.S., Australia, Africa and Asia. Nowadays, she is an artistic director and international program curator of crossover projects incorporating classical, jazz and world music, with an emphasis on improvisation. She has also initiated several projects focusing on women composers and gender themes. In June 2013, Fernandes completed her doctoral thesis and obtained the title Doctor of Philosophy.
Exclusively available to members of the hotel reward program, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, a unique art exhibition of the works of Austrian painters Gustav Klimt, most famous for painting The Kiss, and Egon Schiele, provided by Wienerroither & Kohlbacher Fine Art Gallery of Vienna will be available for exclusive viewing. During the four-course epicurean experience by Executive Chef Andreas Mahl, Andrea Glanninger-Leitner, a renowned art historian, specialized in Pre-Raphaelite works, Symbolism and Secession Art focusing on Klimt and Schiele will address attendees. As a memento of this experience, each couple will receive a memorable gift from Vienna.
Access to this special event at The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna is available to Rewards members at €865 per couple and includes:
- Luxury overnight accommodation in a Premium Room with a view over the Ring Boulevard
- A sumptuous breakfast buffet, internet access and parking
- Cocktail reception and four-course dinner prepared by Executive Chef Andreas Mahl
- Fine wine selections with each course
- A private performance by star pianist Marialena Fernandes
- A private art exhibition and an address by an expert on the work of Klimt and Schiele
A dinner only experience, excluding overnight accommodation is also available for €430 per couple and includes valet parking.
Members of The Ritz-Carlton Rewards may secure reservations by calling Ms. Gilla Hellmuth at +43 1 311 88 119104 or by emailing email@example.com. To become a member of The Ritz-Carlton Rewards, please visit http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Rewards/Default.htm.
For further event details, please visit http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Rewards/Promotions/Night-of-the-Arts-Vienna.htm.
About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 87 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. For more information, or reservations visit the company web site at www.ritzcarlton.com. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (Nasdaq:MAR).
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