Bruckner Orchestra Linz
The history of the Bruckner Orchester Linz spans 200 years of tradition and excellence. In the last three decades, it has won an international reputation as one of the leading orchestras of Central Europe. Consisting of 128 musicians, the orchestra is not only the concert orchestra for the state of Upper Austria but also the opera orchestra at the Landestheater Linz, and participates in the Bruckner Festival, the Ars Electronica Festival and the Linzer Klangwolke. The Bruckner Orchester Linz has performed extensively in The United Kingdom (2016, 2018), The United States (2005, 2009, 2017), Germany, Spain, Italy, Japan and France. Recent tours have featured concerts in Cologne, Paris, Vienna and Istanbul and since 2012 the Orchestra is having its own concert cycle at the Musikverein Wien.
The Bruckner Orchester records prolifically including the complete Bruckner cycle for arte nova/SONY with past Chief Conductor, Dennis Russell Davies. During its long and venerable history, the orchestra has performed with such luminaries as Clemens Krauss, Hans Knappertsbusch, Sergiu Celibidache, Kurt Eichhorn, Vaclav Neumann, and Christoph von Dohnányi. In recent times, the distinguished roster has included Zubin Mehta, Serge Baudo, Horst Stein, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Michael Gielen, Bernhard Klee, Steven Sloane, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Michael Schønwandt and Franz Welser-Möst.
Starting with the 2017/18 season Markus Poschner assumed the position of Chief Conductor of the Bruckner Orchester Linz.