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Rainer Roos


Rainer Roos, conductor and pianist, was born at Stuttgart and started piano lessons aged six. At seven he took up the violin.

He won an early award at “Jugend musiziert” and began his musical studies at Musikhochschule Stuttgart under Prof. Ong as his piano mentor and Prof. Ungar as his conductor mentor.

He directed his first opera and operetta projects at Stuttgart Wilhelma Theatre from 1991 to 1993 before graduating at Musikhochschule Stuttgart.

At the same time he became assistant of Prof. Ulrich Eistert at Stuttgart State Opera.
This coincided with a grant from Richard Wager-Verband Bayreuth auditing at Bayreuter Festspiele and Wiener Staatsoper.

Between 1995 and 1998 he was engaged as solo répétiteur and conductor at Städtische Bühnen Heidelberg.

In 1996 Prof. Norbert Balatsch invited Rainer Roos as musical assistant to Bayreuther Festspiele.

In 1998 the City of Backnang/Germany founded the ‚Backnang classic ope®n air’ event, which is to take place annually with Rainer Roos as its musical director.

Equally in 1998 Rainer Roos got engaged as senior conductor at Theater der Stadt Baden bei Wien.

In 2003 he was invited as the first German conductor to be a regular guest at Johann-Strauss-Capelle Wien.

In 2004 he has conducted a debut performance at the Vienna State Opera.

Between 2004 and 2009 he was engaged as senior conductor at the opera house of Magdeburg/Germany.
2009-2011 Rainer Roos was guest conductor of WDR orchestra cologne.

Since 2011 he is chief conductor of Johann Strauss-Capelle Vienna. From 2014 on Rainer Roos will be engaged as an artistic director of opera festival Zwingenberg/Germany.

As piano répétiteur Rainer Roos has worked with conductors like Carlo Maria Giulini, Sir Georg Solti, Daniel Barenboim, Giuseppe Sinopoli, James Levine, Gary Bertini, Fabio Luisi , Michael Halasz , Gabriele Ferro and Dennis Russell Davies.

He co-operated with Südwestdeutsches Kammerorchester, Baden-Baden Orchestra, Württ. Philharmoniker, Heidelberger Philharmoniker, Györer Philharmoniker, Savaria-Orchestra Szombathely, Konzertvereinigung Stuttgarter Staatsopernchor, Anhaltinisches Kammerorchester, Northwestgerman symphony orchestra, Paris chamber orchestra ”Les Solistes de Bourgogne”, Johann-Strauss-Capelle Wien, Städt. Orchester Baden bei Wien, Magdeburger Philharmoniker, Symphonieorchester Volksoper Wien, stage orchestra Vienna state opera, orchestra and choir of WDR and Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg.

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