Bruckner Orchestra Linz

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The Bruckner Orchester Linz (BOL) is the concert orchestra of the federal state of Upper Austria and the orchestra in the Landestheater Linz . Together with the Landestheater, it belongs to TOG, the Upper Austrian Theater and Orchestra GmbH, which was founded in 2005 and is wholly owned by the State of Upper Austria through the Upper Austrian State Holding . In addition to its headquarters on the promenade , the TOG received an additional venue when it opened on April 11, 2013, the Musiktheater am Volksgarten .


From the former Linz theater orchestra, which was converted into a Reichsgau orchestra in 1938 , the Linz theater and symphony orchestra emerged after the Second World War. It was renamed Bruckner Orchester Linz (BOL) in 1967 under chief conductor Kurt Wöss and has since become one of the leading orchestras Austrian ensembles counts. The namesake Anton Bruckner was an Upper Austrian composer whose symphonies are one of the cornerstones of the repertoire . In 2011 the orchestra and its chief conductor Dennis Russell Davies (since 2002) presented a complete recording.

It is the symphonic orchestra of the state of Upper Austria and oversees the musical productions of the Linz State Theater . The orchestra's tasks include concerts at the International Bruckner Festival Linz, concert cycles in the Brucknerhaus , and the “Big Concert Night” of the Ars Electronica Festival. As the ambassador for Upper Austria and its namesake, the BOL is regularly on the move internationally. In recent years the orchestra has made guest appearances in the USA, Japan and numerous European countries. In spring 2018 the BOL went on a concert tour to the United Kingdom.

Markus Poschner has been the chief conductor since autumn 2017 . From 2020 the Bruckner Orchester Linz will have its own concert cycle in the Brucknerhaus in Linz for the first time, and one in the Vienna Musikverein since 2012 .

Chief conductor

Guest Conductor

Guest conductors included Sergiu Celibidache , Christoph von Dohnányi , Horst Stein , Elisabeth Fuchs , Franz Welser-Möst , Heinrich Schiff , Clemens Krauss , Hans Knappertsbusch , Kurt Eichhorn , Václav Neumann , Zubin Mehta , Serge Baudo , Vladimir Fedosejew , Michael Gielen , Bernhard Klee , Steven Sloane , Stanislaw Skrowaczewski , Michael Schønwandt

Artistic Director

Norbert Trawöger has been artistic director of the Bruckner Orchester Linz since March 2019 .


Web links

Commons : Bruckner Orchester Linz  - Collection of images, videos and audio files


  • Hanns Kreczi: Bruckner Orchester Linz and Brucknerhaus Musikwissenschaftlicher Verlag, Anton Bruckner Documents & Studies 9, Vienna 1992
  • Bruckner Orchester Linz: Orchestra book 2015.16, self-published 2015

Individual evidence

  1. Upper Austria. Theater und Orchester GmbH , on the OÖ Landesholding website
  2. ^ Company Upper Austria. Theater and Orchestra GmbH . Commercial register data Creditreform /
  3. ^ Management of the Bruckner Orchester Linz ; accessed on March 4, 2019
  4. ^ Bruckner Orchestra Linz named "Orchestra of the Year". In: Upper Austrian news . June 29, 2020, accessed June 30, 2020 .