copyright Amarilio Ramalho

The Strauss Capelle Vienna wears a historical uniform which distinguishes it from all other orchestras and invites the audience on a reminiscent journey through time. These costumes represent the cultural tradition from which they stem, standing for musical precision and excellence.


Historical research demonstrates that our uniformed costumes were first created upon request by the Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph I, whose court tailor was instructed to design special costumes for the Emperor’s favorite musical ensemble: a diversion from its conventional black suits. This mark of excellence has since remained with the ensemble through the ages.