Markus Poschner

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Markus Poschner is chief conductor of the Bruckner Orchester Linz and of the Orchestra della Svizzera italiana.  Having been born into a dynasty of church musicians in Munich, he was influenced early on by assisting Sir Colin Davis and Sir Roger Norrington.

In 2018 his recording of the complete Brahms symphonies for Sony Classical with the Orchestra della Svizzera italiana, whose chief conductor he has been since 2015, features a completely new reading of these works and promptly won the prestigious International Classical Music Award. His recording of Offenbach’s „Maître Péronilla“ with the Orchestre National de France was celebrated by the press and won the German Record Critics’ Award in 2020.

Ever since he won the German Conductors Award 2004, Markus Poschner has made guest appearances with numerous internationally renowned orchestras, including the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, the Staatskapelle Berlin, the Dresdner Philharmonie, the Bamberg Symphonic Orchestra, the Munich Philharmonic, the Vienna Symphonic Orchestra, the Konzerthaus Orchestra Berlin, as well as numerous Radio Symphony Orchestras  as ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna, MDR Symphony Orchestra, SWR Symphony Orchestra  and the WDR Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre National de France, the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, the NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo and the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra. Since 2009, Markus Poschner has been a regular guest conductor of the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin.

He has also worked at opera houses such as the Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin, the Komische Oper in Berlin, the Hamburg State Opera, the Staatsoper Stuttgart, the opera houses in Cologne and Frankfurt. For many years he has enjoyed a close artistic collaboration with the Zurich Opera House, and he works regularly with directors such as Nicolas Stemann, Tobias Kratzer, Christof Loy, Robert Carsen, Hans Neuenfels, Peter Konwitschny, Andreas Homoki and Sebastian Baumgarten.

In 2017 Markus Poschner also took on the position of chief conductor of the Bruckner Orchestra Linz and at the Linz Opera. For the production of Richard Wagner’s „Tristan und Isolde“, Markus Poschner also won the award for Best Opera Conductor in 2020.