|THOMAS RÖSNER was born in Vienna – a city with centuries-old musical traditions. He graduated from the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna and attended master classes with Ilya Musin, Myung-Whun Chung and Hans Graf. He conducted his first orchestral concerts at the age of 14. After his debut with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande of Geneva in 1998, he established himself as one of the most prominent Austrian conductors. Maestro Rösner has enjoyed great success at many opera houses for his interpretations – such as Così fan tutte at the Théâtre de la Monnaie, Die Zauberflöte at the Opera Festival Quebec, Zurich,Glyndebourne and Houston. “He has a good hand for refined taste, allows music to breathe and gives space for singers to phrase. The festival orchestra sounds twice as accurate and sets new standards.” – the critics in Salzburg note.
Between 2005-2011, Thomas Rösner was Chief Conductor of the Orchestre Symphonique Bienne in Switzerland.
He holds currently the position of Artistic Director of the Beethoven Philharmonie in Vienna, founded by him in 2017 on the basis of the Sinfonietta Baden, the first orchestra he founded in 1995.
Maestro Rösner shares his attraction to opera and symphonic music alike in a harmonious balance. His performances at world-famous opera houses such as the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, the Stuttgard State Opera, The Royal Theatre of La Monnaie in Brussels, the Volksoper in Vienna, the operas in Wales and Geneva, Lyon National Opera, and The Théâtre du Châtelet are remarkable. So are the ones in the Korea National Opera, the New National Theater Tokyo, the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing, as well as the prestigious festivals in Bregenz and Edinburgh, the Glyndebourne Opera Festival and others.
Thomas Rösner is also a highly regarded orchestral conductor. He has been invited to conduct many orchestras, including the Wiener Symphoniker, the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, Deutsches Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra, the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia Varsovia, Philharmonia Prague, Bordeux National Orchestra, Houston Symphony, Les Violons du Roy in Montreal, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, the Israel Sinfonietta, Borusan Philharmonic Orchestra in Istanbul, etc
The conductor’s vast repertoire includes works from symphonic and opera music from the 18th to the 20th century. Thomas has a wide range discography including Verdi’s Il Trovatore (Bregenz Festival/ Wiener Symphoniker) as well as two discs with the Bamberg Symphony and the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra dedicated to the rediscovery of the music of Paul Kletzki and Czeslaw Marek. The album “Joseph Haydn: Arias & Overtures” featuring singer Jane Archibald received the 2012 JUNI AWARD in Toronto.