„Er ist gleichermaßen ein hervorragender Schlagzeuger wie ein Dirigent, der alle Vorraussetzungen für eine glänzende Zukunft erfüllt“Cornelius Meister
Sebastian Aigner, born in Vöcklabruck (Upper Austria) in 1986, began his musical career at the age of six. His first instrument to learn was the violin, followed by percussion; Viola and piano. At the age of 17, Sebastian Aigner discovered his love for conducting. In addition to studying percussion in Linz, he also began his conducting studies.
For the 100th anniversary of the Musikgymnasium Linz (High School for musically gifted people) he founded a symphonic wind orchestra, with which he was able to achieve success at national and international competitions. In the following years he conducted many projects with the orchestra of the Musikgymnasium Linz. Works such as Bizet’s First Symphony, Dvorak’s Seventh Symphony, „Soulfly“ by Peter Mayer, or Hindemith’s Nobillisima Visions were performed.
In projects as assistant to Cornelius Meister (ORF-RSO Vienna), as musical director of the Ensemble l’Ars, as a conductor scholarship holder with the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra, the direction of the Vienna VetMed Choir, and the wind ensemble 16er-Blech, the young conductor was able to immerse himself in different sound worlds.
As a percussionist, he was able to learn from the best conductors, as he played for years as a substitute at the Vienna State Opera and with the Vienna Philharmonic, as well as with many other orchestras and ensembles in Austria. Tours have taken him to many of Europe’s great stages, to the USA, Mexico and as far as China and Japan. Among the renowned conductors are Lorin Maazel, Daniel Barenboim, Franz Welser Möst, Ingo Metzmacher, Christian Thielemann, Sir Simon Rattle and Mariss Jansons.