Thomas Rösner


Born in Vienna, Thomas Rösner conducted his first orchestral concerts at the age of 14. He studied in Vienna and attended masterclasses held by Ilya Musin, Myung-Whun Chung and Hans Graf.

In 1998, Fabio Luisi invited Thomas Rösner to take over a tour with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande at short notice. That was the beginning of his international career.

Thomas Rösner has celebrated major successes at different opera houses: He had his operatic debut in the United States in 2013/14 at Houston Grand Opera with “Die Fledermaus” and returned to Europe with “Fidelio” at Zurich Opera House, where he also conducted “Cosi fan tutte”. La Monnaie/De Munt in Brussels is where he conducted “L’Elisir d’Amore” and where he worked with Michael Haneke on “Cosi fan tutte”. Another of Rösner’s big successes was “Die Fledermaus” at the Stuttgart State Opera.

He also guested at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich (“Königskinder”), New National Theatre Tokyo (“Salome”), Welsh National Opera (“Hänsel und Gretel”, “Die Fledermaus”), Geneva’s Grand Théâtre (“The Miraculous Mandarin”, “Bluebeard’s Castle”), Bregenz Festival, Glyndebourne Festival, Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, Edinburgh International Festival, and many others.

Between 2000 and 2004, Thomas Rösner was “chef associé” at the Orchestre National de Bordeux, as well as musical director of the “operklosterneuburg” festival. From 2005 until 2011, he worked as chief conductor of Biel Solothurn Symphonic Orchestra in Switzerland.

His latest work in the symphonic field includes concerts with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony, Sinfonieorchester Basel, Orchestre Philharmonique de Marseille, Prague Philharmonia and the Beethoven Orchester Bonn, as well conducting at the Tivoli Festival in Copenhagen.

Thomas Rösner has conducted numerous orchestras, such as Deutsches Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin, Wiener Symphoniker, Bamberger Symphoniker, Mozarteumorchester Salzburg, Houston Symphony Orchestra, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse and the Sinfonietta Israel.

His current and future projects include conducting at the Semperoper Dresden, La Monnaie/De Munt in Brussels, Houston Grand Opera, National Centre for the Performing Arts in Bejing, as well as concerts with the Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini in Parma, Violons du Roy in Montréal, Orquesta de Estremadura, Orchestra del Teatro Massimo Bellini in Catania and Orchestra del Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa, or CD recordings with the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra.

Among others, his discography includes “Il Trovatore” with the Wiener Symphoniker, works by Paul Kletzki with de Bamberger Symphoniker and Janáček’s Glagolitic Mass. His CD “Haydn Arias & Overtures” was the winner of the Juno Award in Toronto.

Thomas Rösner is the artistic director of the Beethoven Philharmonie.