Chief Conductor Designate, Bruckner Orchestra and Opera Linz
Music Director, Bremen Philharmonic and Opera
Chief Conductor, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana
Manager: Stefana Atlas
Additional Management: R. Douglas Sheldon
Management Territory: North and South America
Hailed as one of the most promising conducting talents of his generation whether on stage or in the pit, German conductor Markus Poschner has been recently appointed Principal Conductor of the Bruckner Orchestra Linz. He will take over from Dennis Russell Davies in the 2017-2018 season.
At the start of the 2015-2016 season, he became Chief Conductor of the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano/Switzerland. Poschner has been the General Music Director of the Bremen Philharmonic and Opera since 2007. Under his direction, the Orchestra and Theater have welcomed . . . new audiences and increased attendance far beyond expectation becoming one of the most successful musical institutions in Germany. From 2011-2014 he was Principal Guest conductor of the Dresden Philharmonic where he conducted a highly acclaimed cycle of the complete Beethoven symphonies. A winner of the 2004 “German Conductors’ Prize – Deutscher Dirigentenpreis” he, subsequently, became First Kapellmeister of the Komische Oper Berlin, working with such established stage directors such as Hans Neuenfels, Peter Konwitschny, Andreas Homoki, and Sebastian Baumgarten. From 2000-2006 he was Principal Conductor of the legendary Georgian Chamber Orchestra in Ingolstadt, Germany.
A frequent guest conductor, Markus Poschner collaborates with many prestigious orchestras such as the Staatskapelle of Dresden and Berlin, the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, the Symphoniker of Vienna and Bamberg, the Radio Symphony Orchestras of Berlin, Stuttgart, Cologne and Copenhagen, the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, the NHK and the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra in Japan, and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo. Numerous engagements have taken him to the State Opera Houses of Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne, Zürich, and Frankfurt, as well as the Komische Oper Berlin.
Known for his impressive interpretations of Beethoven, Brahms, and Richard Strauss, Markus Poschner convinces his audiences with a fresh approach and unique programming ideas. In particular, his impressive skill as a jazz pianist has ignited a passion for exploring unknown aspects of music and combining unexpected styles of music.