"A new conductor's name to be remembered." – written by DAS ORCHESTER 2011 about a series of concerts with the Neue Philharmonie Westfalen conducted by the Berlin-based Australian Tobias Foskett. He took on the engagement on short notice and with sweeping drive and self-assuredness impressed the audience as well as the critics.
Tobias Foskett has worked in his home country as Assistant Conductor at Opera Australia in Sydney from 2001-2003. With former Music Director Simone Young he rehearsed and conducted various opera productions as well as concerts with the Australian Opera Orchestra. Since 2003 Tobias Foskett has been living in Germany to continue his conducting career and has worked as Simone Young's musical assistant with some of the most important opera houses and orchestras in Germany and Austria such as the Vienna State Opera, the Bavarian State Opera Munich, the Staatsoper unter den Linden Berlin, the Frankfurt Opera, the Hamburg and Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestras, the Philharmonie Essen and the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonic Orchestras.
Tobias Foskett's repertoire and experience equally cover the areas of symphony concerts and opera. His own conducting engagements since 2005 include his German debut with the Freiburg Philharmonic Orchestra and his Austrian debut with the Innviertler Symphony Orchestra. Since 2006 he has been conducting regularly in Germany, Austria and Australia. In 2008 Tobias Foskett had his US debut with the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra (Tennessee). Later in the same year he conducted a new production of Così fan tutte at the Slovenian National Theatre and the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra in a children's concert. From 2009, his engagements include appearances in the US and Australia, at the Leipzig Opera with the Gewandhaus Orchestra (as guest), with the Jena Philharmonic Orchestra, the Munich Symphony Orchestra, the Neue Philharmonie Westfalen as well as the children's concert series of the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra and the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin.