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,Fith and Second Symphony with the Orquesta Nacionál. His success there resulted in further invitations to become Permanent Guest Conductor. As a result of this cooperation a CD with works of the cuban composer Joaquin Clerch was released in May 2012.
In march 2016 Thomas Gabrisch conducted the Seventh Symphony of Beethoven in Granada with the Hispanian Symphony Orchestra. Also with this orchestra he conducted a concert in Madrid in may. And in october 2016 he conducted the orchestra of the city of Granada with a program of spanish composers.
Thomas Gabrisch has been Professor of the Robert Schumann Hochschule in Duesseldorf since 1997.