„Er ist gleichermaßen ein hervorragender Schlagzeuger wie ein Dirigent, der alle Vorraussetzungen für eine glänzende Zukunft erfüllt“Cornelius Meister
Sebastian Aigner began his musical training at the age of six. Violin and percussion were the first instruments that he later played in various orchestras. Viola, singing and piano followed and at the age of 17 he began studying conducting in addition to his percussion studies in Linz. It was already clear back then, that classical music would never let go of him. After his first concerts at the Linz Music High School, he became fascinated by choir singing and playing in an orchestra soon became part of his life. As a percussionist, he played in the Vienna State Opera and with the Vienna Philharmonic, the ORF-RSO Vienna, the Niederösterreichische Tonkünstler, the Brucknerorchester Linz and many other orchestras and ensembles on national and international stages and worked with conductors such as Mariss Jansons and Christian Thielemann, Simone Young, Sir Simon Rattle, Franz Welser Möst or Gustavo Dudamel and many others. Orchestra and choir conducting have become increasingly important to him in recent years. He celebrated his debut as a conductor during his school days at the Linz Music High School, where he studied a wide range of repertoire with the orchestra over the years, from baroque to contemporary music, and had his Brucknerhaus debut with Dvorak’s 7th Symphonie. He made another debut as a stage conductor at the Konzerthaus Vienna, with a concert performance of Jaromir Weinberger’s Wallenstein. During this time, he worked as an assistant to Cornelius Meister at ORF-RSO Vienna. He was able to demonstrate his broad knowledge of the repertoire as a stand-in at the Salzburg Philharmonic in projects such as the Moldau, Strauss‘ Horn Concerto and other works. Participation in the international opera conducting competition in Stara Zagora (Bulgaria) not only gave him his first opera conducting experience – Tosca, The Magic Flute and Rigoletto were to be conducted – he was able to impress right from the start up to the semi-finals with his opera knowledge and his excellent rehearsal work. He currently works as a choir director, as assistant to Elisabeth Fuchs, as artistic director of the art project “l’Ars”, as an arranger and as a freelance conductor.