Michael Balgavy is responsible for the visual, programmatic and conceptual design of »Hollywood in Vienna« and as co-producer deeply involved with the realization and staging of the festival.
Since his involvement in 2008, »Hollywood in Vienna« has become a fixed star in the film and music scene receiving international praise for its unique design.
His portfolio includes visual productions for film music concerts, art direction for theatre, opera, musicals, and tv shows, room creations for exhibitions and tributes. His conceptual and aesthetic approach can be found in international productions such as »The World of Hans Zimmer«, »Hans Zimmer Live« in Munich, »Starmus« with Hans Zimmer and Brian May in Zurich, concert tour »Two Steps from Hell«, musical »Evita« or the opera production of Massenets »Werther«.
He further creates books with Verlag für moderne Kunst in collaboration with star tenor Jonas Kaufmann or Dagmar Koller and works with non-profit organizations such as the nuclear Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO).