Viennese-born Thomas Rösner conducted his first orchestral concerts at the age of fourteen. He studied in Vienna, attending masterclasses by Ilya Musin, Myung-Whun Chung and Hans Graf. It was an invitation from Fabio Luisi that marked the beginning of his international career, when he was engaged at short notice to conduct on a tour of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande.
Thomas Rösner enjoys great success in the opera house. In 2013/14 Thomas made his US opera debut at Houston Grand Opera conducting Die Fledermaus; this resulted in his immediate return to conduct Die Entführung aus dem Serail in the 2016/2017 season. Also he returned to Opernhaus Zürich with Fidelio. Other recent work includes Così fan tutte at the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels in a staging by Michael Haneke, the world premiere of Die Schatzinsel and Così fan tutte at Opernhaus Zürich, and a return to Welsh National Opera for a highly-acclaimed new production of Die Fledermaus.
Other opera appearances include the Bayerische Staatsoper Munich, Staatsoper Stuttgart, Théâtre du Châtelet Paris, Grand Théâtre de Genève, Bregenz Festival, the New National Theatre Tokyo (Salome with Tokyo Symphony Orchestra) as well as Glyndebourne Festival, Edinburgh Festival and Opera di Roma.
Thomas Rösner also enjoys a symphonic career; from 2000 to 2004 he was associate conductor of the Orchestre National de Bordeaux, music director of the festival operklosterneuburg in Austria and from 2005 to 2011 he was chief conductor of Orchestre Symphonique Bienne. Switzerland. Recent orchestral work include concerts with Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Beethoven Orchester Bonn, Les Violons du Roy in Montreal, Orchestre Philharmonique de Marseille, Wiener Concert Verein, Prague Philharmonia and the Tivoli Festival in Copenhagen.
Other orchestral work includes appearances with orchestras including Wiener Symphoniker, Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra, Houston Symphony, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Deutsches Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Polish National Radio Orchestra and Israel Sinfonietta.
Current and future projects include engagements at Semperoper Dresden, La Monnaie in Brussels, a return to Houston for Die Entführung aus dem Serail, as well as his debut at the National Center for Performing Arts in Beijing and concerts with Toscanini Filarmonica Parma, Basel Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra del Teatro Carlo Felice in Genova with Joshua Bell.
Thomas recorded Il Trovatore on DVD for Opus Arte (Bregenz Festspiele/Wiener Symphoniker), and in addition to his recordings for Musique Suisses with Bamberg Symphony other discs include Janáček’s Glagolitic Mass and various CDs for Guildmusic, Gramola and ATMA. His CD “Haydn Arias & Overtures” was the winner of the Juno Award in Toronto 2012. Future recording projects include works by Kletzki with the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra for Musique Suisses, due for release in 2016.