Viennese born THOMAS RÖSNER conducted his first orchestral concerts at the age of fourteen. It was an invitation from Fabio Luisi that marked the beginning of his international career, when he was engaged to conduct the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. Thomas Rösner has been the Chief Conductor of the Orchestre Symphonique Bienne in Switzerland, as well as the founder of the Beethoven Philharmonie in Austria, where he still serves as the Artistic Director. He has also conducted at the Semperoper Dresden, Bavarian State Opera in Munich, the State Opera in Stuttgart, New National Theatre Tokyo, National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing, the Korean National Opera, Welsh National Opera, Grand Théâtre de Genève, Opéra National de Lyon, Théatre du Châtelet in Paris, Opera National de Lorraine, as well as the Bregenzer Festspiele and Edinburgh Festival. Thomas Rösner has been invited to conduct many orchestras, including Deutsches Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Wiener Symphoniker, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg, Houston Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia Varsovia, National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Orchestre National de Bordeaux, Sinfonieorchester Basel, Borusan Instanbul Philharmonic Orchestra, Beijing Symphony and Sinfonietta Israel, among others.
Thomas Rösner has a wide range discography including Verdi’s Il Trovatore (Bregenz Festival/ Wiener Symphoniker) and Lehar’s Das Land des Lächelns on DVD, as well as symphonic works of Haydn, Beethoven, Hummel, Janacek, Poulenc, Charles Koechlin (Paul Kletzki) recorded with the Bamberg Symphoniker, Wiener Symphoniker, the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Beethoven Philharmonie. His CD Haydn Arias & Overtures was the winner of the Juno Award in Toronto.