Thomas Gabrisch was born in Hamburg, Germany. After his musical education and conducting studies with such renowned maestros as Klauspeter Seibel and Aldo Ceccato he was immediately engaged at the age of 22 as a vocal coach at the opera houses of Düsseldorf-Duisburg (Deutsche Oper am Rhein). Within a very short time Thomas Gabrisch had become a sought after opera conductor, having taken part in more than 200 performances and Premiere productions to date.

After two years as principal conductor and assistant to Donald Runnicles, General Music Director at the Theater of Freiburg im Breisgau, he was appointed Chief Conductor of the Nuremberg Symphonic Orchestra, where his fruitful work included several recordings for the Bayerischer Rundfunk in Munich.

Thomas Gabrisch has conducted orchestras in Mainz, Frankfurt/Oder, Freiburg, Heidelberg and Giessen. He has also worked with the Philharmonia Hungarica, the Suedwestfaelische Philharmonie and the Bergische Symphoniker. He was also invited to conduct in San Remo, Italy. His recordings include Respighi with the radio orchester of Kaiserslautern. He was invited to conduct at various German opera houses, for example at the opera houses of Cologne and Dortmund and at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein Duesseldorf and Duisburg where he enjoys a long-standing cooperation until this day.

More recently, Thomas Gabrisch has been regularly invited to Havana, Cuba to conduct amongst other works, Gustav Mahler's Third Symphony with the Orquesta Nacionál. The Orquesta de Mantanza invited him also for concerts of Schubert and Beethoven. His success there resulted in a further invitation to become Permanent Guest Conductor of the Orquesta de Cámera de La Habana. As a result of this cooperation a CD with works of the cuban composer Joaquin Clerch was released in May 2012 [info] .

Thomas Gabrisch has been Professor of the Robert Schumann Hochschule in Duesseldorf since 1997.

Thomas Gabrisch