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Markus Poschner

Conductor

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Mag. Stefan Fragner
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Mag. Katharina Hollerwöger
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Biography

Music Director Bruckner Orchester and Theatre Linz
Direttore Principale Orchestra della Svizzera italiana
Principal Guest Conductor Deutsches Kammerorchester Berlin


Having recently taken up the post as Chief Conductor, Markus Poschner directed the Bruckner Orchester Linz in an invigorating performance of Mahler’s sensational second symphony, Resurrection, at the Usher Hall on Sunday afternoon. Opening with a rustic, golden hued timbre, the orchestra gave an animated interpretation of the work. (The Herald Scotland, 2018)

In 2017/18 Markus Poschner took over the position as Music Director of the Bruckner Orchester Linz und Theater Linz. From the start this collaboration was highly acclaimed ─ not only by the local press and audience, but also abroad. Their outstanding reputation was further established during a celebrated UK-Tour.
Poschner’s vision, to break new ground in the interpretation of Bruckner’s œuvre while staying deeply rooted in the Austrian heritage, allows completely new experiences with the supposedly well known symphonic world.
As opera director of the Landestheater Linz he set a benchmark with his new production of Die Frau ohne Schatten, which was awarded the Österreichischer Musiktheaterpreis 2018 as best opera production.

In addition Markus Poschner has also been chief conductor of the long-standing Orchestra della Svizzera italiana in Lugano since 2015/16. His Brahms-cycle was released on DVD by…

Music Director Bruckner Orchester and Theatre Linz
Direttore Principale Orchestra della Svizzera italiana
Principal Guest Conductor Deutsches Kammerorchester Berlin


Having recently taken up the post as Chief Conductor, Markus Poschner directed the Bruckner Orchester Linz in an invigorating performance of Mahler’s sensational second symphony, Resurrection, at the Usher Hall on Sunday afternoon. Opening with a rustic, golden hued timbre, the orchestra gave an animated interpretation of the work. (The Herald Scotland, 2018)

In 2017/18 Markus Poschner took over the position as Music Director of the Bruckner Orchester Linz und Theater Linz. From the start this collaboration was highly acclaimed ─ not only by the local press and audience, but also abroad. Their outstanding reputation was further established during a celebrated UK-Tour.
Poschner’s vision, to break new ground in the interpretation of Bruckner’s œuvre while staying deeply rooted in the Austrian heritage, allows completely new experiences with the supposedly well known symphonic world.
As opera director of the Landestheater Linz he set a benchmark with his new production of Die Frau ohne Schatten, which was awarded the Österreichischer Musiktheaterpreis 2018 as best opera production.

In addition Markus Poschner has also been chief conductor of the long-standing Orchestra della Svizzera italiana in Lugano since 2015/16. His Brahms-cycle was released on DVD by Sony and won the ICMA-Award, one of the most important prizes for classical music.

Since Markus Poschner was awarded the Deutsche Dirigentenpreis in 2004, he has guest conducted many renowned orchestras including Staatskapelle Dresden, Dresdner Philharmonie, Bamberger Symphoniker, Münchner Philharmoniker, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, the radio symphony orchestras in Berlin, Cologne and Vienna, Wiener Symphoniker, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, NHK Symphony Orchestra, as well as at Komische Oper Berlin, Staatsoper Berlin, and the opera houses in Stuttgart, Frankfurt and Zurich. In 2019 he conducted Jacques Offenbach‘s Maître Péronilla with Orchestre National de France at the Theatre des Champ Elysees in Paris, marking the 200th birthday of the composer. He also gave his debut with the Festival Orchestra of Bayreuth performing Richard Wagner’s Valkyrie in Abu Dhabi.

Markus Poschner enjoys close artistic ties with many of the above orchestras and opera houses. He has worked with directors such as Nicolas Stemann, Hans Neuenfell, Peter Konwitschny, Andereas Homoki and Sebastian Baumgarten.

Having studied at the local conservatory in Munich and as assistant of Sir Roger Norrington and Sir Colin Davies, Markus Poschner first worked as Music Director of the Georgisches Kammerorchester Ingolstadt and in 2006 became Kapellmeister at Komische Oper Berlin. From 2007-2017 Markus Poschner held the position of GMD of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen. In July 2010 Markus Poschner was appointed professor at the Institute of Musicology by the University of Bremen.

The season 2019/2020 will see Markus Poschner conducting e.g. at the Opera Zurich (Fidelio) and at the Staatstheater Stuttgart (Le nozze di Figaro) and on European tours with both Bruckner Orchester Linz and Orchestra della Svizzera italiana.

(c) Christian Herzenberger

The Bruckner Orchester Linz's performance combined both the epic and the intimate in a way one doesn’t often see. The immediacy of the sound was obvious from the first tremolo of the opening movement, flung out vigorously by Markus Poschner. […] There was no compromise in the intense despair which punctuates the movement [… ] and the wild col legno passage later on was utterly compelling. […] The lightness of touch in the strings allowed the music to flow effortlessly through the Ländler, which Poschner allowed to remain suitably bucolic, and never overly mannered. There were also some fabulous pianissimos, where even a whole section would make themselves scarcely audible.

28.05.2019

Markus Poschner conducts the rarely performed opera "Maître Peronilla" by Jacques Offenbach
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16.04.2019

Markus Poschner - "Missa Solemnis" with the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana
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01.04.2019

Markus Poschner on tour with the Orchestra della Svizzera italiana through the Baltic States
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