Attila J. Glatz
Founder and Executive Producer
Born in Hungary, Attila Glatz studied classical piano at the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest and performed for many years throughout Hungary, Germany and Switzerland. Today, Attila and his wife Marion divide their time between Vienna, Palm Beach and Toronto, home of their company’s headquarters.
For nearly three decades, Attila Glatz Concert Productions has been a leader in concert production and promotion in North America. Founded in 1987, the company produces, promotes, and manages classical, jazz, folk, country, film and video game music performances worldwide.
The company’s signature presentation, Salute to Vienna New Year's Concert is one of the largest concert series of its kind. It is presented across North America in the finest concert halls and venues from New York’s Lincoln Center to the Walt Disney Music Hall in Los Angeles to the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver to Toronto’s Roy Thomson Hall, where the concert series began. The series’ success is owed in part to the authenticity of its European cast, as well as the company’s commitment to hiring local orchestral musicians; Salute to Vienna employs a full orchestra of approximately 65 players in each concert city to highlight the European soloists. The company’s largest Salute to Vienna production was filmed in Vienna’s esteemed Konzerthaus by PBS.
Attila and Marion are proud recipients of the Austrian Government’s prestigious “Decoration of Merit in Gold” for their tireless efforts promoting Austrian culture worldwide.
Marion H. Glatz
Co-Founder and Executive Producer
Born in Berlin, Germany to a Viennese father and Polish mother, Marion Glatz grew up in the midst of those with a passion for both business and the arts. She received her Master of Business diploma (Dipl. Kfm.) in Nuernberg, while at the same time indulging her passion for classical music; a passion that has shaped the course of her working life, which very early on resulted in first prize in an international recording competition that documented the lives of German émigrés.
After relocating to Munich, Marion held several management positions at leading recording and publishing companies for the 19 years she resided there. In 1983, she immigrated to Canada, where she became a partner with her husband, Attila Glatz, in their concert production company, and began to lay the groundwork for Salute to Vienna New Year's Concert, which today is the largest simultaneously produced concert series in North America.
Marion's European heritage and business acumen lends an authentic understanding and drive to the critical process of developing each year's concert series components.
Her insight into the appeal of Salute to Vienna has shaped initiatives resulting in increased numbers of patrons, and sponsors including the Austrian Tourist Board, Trafalgar, and Wien Products.