Viennese born Thomas Rösner conducted his first concerts at the age of fourteen.
Thomas has enjoyed great success for his interpretations of Mozart’s operas such as Cosi fan tutte with Michael Haneke in Brussels, Zauberflöte with Robert Lepage at the Quebec Opera Festival, as well as at Zurich Opera, Glyndebourne, Rome, the Korean National Opera or at the Houston Grand Opera.
He has been music director of the Orchestre Symphonique Bienne in Switzerland, chef associé of the Orchestre National de Bordeaux and holds currently the position of artistic director of the Beethoven Philharmonie in Austria.
Thomas has been invited to conduct many orchestras such as the Wiener Symphoniker, Deutsches Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Bamberger Symphoniker, Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra, Houston Symphony, City of Birmingham Symphony, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Orchestre de chamber de Lausanne, Bergen Symphony, Les Violons du Roy in Montreal, Tokyo Symphony, Beijing Symphony or the Israel Sinfonietta.
His operatic work includes engagements at the Semperoper in Dresden, Bavarian State Opera in Munich, Stuttgart, Geneva, the New National Theatre in Tokyo, National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing, Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, Edinburgh Festival, Welsh National Opera or the Opera National de Lyon.
Thomas has recorded a large repertoire from Janacek, Poulenc, Koechlin, Viennese classics such as Beethoven, Haydn and Hummel to Verdi’s Il Trovatore and Lehar’s Land des Lächlens on DVD and CD with Bamberg Symphony, Wiener Symphoniker, National Polish Radio Philharmonic Orchestra or the Beethoven Philharmonie. His CD “Haydn Arias & Overtures” was the winner of the Juno Award in Toronto in 2012.
Thomas Rösner is artistic director of the Beethoven Philharmonic.