Tobias Wögerer


Born in Linz in 1991, Tobias Wögerer is currently one of the most promising Austrian conductors. Studied cello at the University “Mozarteum” Salzburg and at the University of Music and Arts in Vienna. Currently, he is studying orchestral conducting with Prof. Nicolás Pasquet and Prof. Ekhart Wycik at the University of Music Franz Liszt in Weimar.

During the last couple of years, Tobias Wögerer created a lot of orchestral projects, he received invitations by numerous orchestras and was able to build his reputation as a conductor. In 2013, he founded the orchestra “Symphonic Ensemble Aktuell” and became Music Director of the Euregio Youth Orchestra, which he led until 2016. Moreover, he was a regular guest conductor of the Philharmonie Salzburg and collaborated with renowned soloists such as Benjamin Schmid, Olga Scheps or Nikolai Tokarev.

In fall 2016, he led his first opera production, Der Kaiser von Atlantis by Victor Ullmann, at the Linz Brucknerfest. In March 2017, he had his successful debut with the Bruckner Orchester Linz, and shortly after that he conducted a fulminant concert with his own orchestra “Symphonic Ensemble Aktuell” at the Vienna Konzerthaus. In summer 2017, he led the Vienna Philharmonic’ Opera Camps at the Salzburg Festival, for which he was invited again to Salzburg in 2018.

Starting with the season 2018/19, Tobias Wögerer is taking over the position of Assistant Conductor of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester. He succeeds Lorenzo Viotti, who was appointed Music Director of the Orquestra Gulbenkian this season, and he stands in a line with eminent predecessors like Franz Welser-Möst, Manfred Honeck, Patrick Lange, David Afkham, and others.

Tobias Wögerer will make his debut with the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester with two residency concerts during the Easter Tour 2019 at the Gulbenkian Foundation Lisbon.

Besides his work as Assistant Conductor of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester, the season 2018/19 includes a tour to China with the Philharmonie Salzburg, several concerts in Japan and a number of New Year’s Concerts with the Göttinger Symphonie Orchester.

Updated on 25 February 2019