Thomas Rösner was born in Vienna and conducted his first orchestral concerts at the age of 14. He studied in Vienna, attending masterclasses by Ilya Musin, Myung-Whun Chung und Hans Graf. It was Fabio Luisi who invited Thomas Rösner at a day’s notice to conduct on a tour of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, which marked the real beginning of his international conducting career. Since then, Rösner has been invited to conduct more than 50 orchestras, including the Deutsches Sinfonieorchester Berlin, the Vienna Symphony, Bamberg Symphony, the Houston Symphony, the Calgary Philharmonic, the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the Bergen and Calgary Philharmonic Orchestras, the Orchestre Capitole de Toulouse, the Orchestre National de Bordeaux, the Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra and the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra.
Since autumn 2005, Thomas Rösner has been the chief conductor of the Orchestre Symphonique Bienne in Switzerland. Together with this orchestra, Rösner has embarked on an extensive series of concerts in Switzerland and abroad.
Thomas Rösner has also conducted at renowned opera houses: at the Bavarian State Opera Munich, the Semperoper Dresden, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Staatsoper Stuttgart, the Glyndebourne Festival, Welsh National Opera, the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, the Geneva Opera, at the Edinburgh Festival, the Bregenz Festival, the Opéra National de Lyon, in Nantes, Marseille, Bordeaux, in Rome and at the New National Theatre in Tokyo.
His upcoming projects include “L’elisir d’amore” in Nantes/Angers, and a creation, “Cosi fan tutte” and “Fidelio” at Opernhaus Zurich as well as concerts with the Wiener Concertverein at the Musikverein in Vienna and in Paris, the Prague Philharmonia Orchestra, the Israel Sinfonietta and recordings with the Bamberger Symphoniker.
Rösner has recorded Il Trovatore on DVD for Opus Arte, Janáček’s Glagolitic Mass and various CDs with the Orchestre Symphonique Bienne for ATMA and Guildmusic as well as for the BBC, ORF, DRS and Bavarian Radio.