Fabien Gabel © Johannes Strassl


New Music Director of the Tonkünstler-Orchester

We are excited to share that Fabien Gabel is today announced as the next Music Director of the Tonkünstler-Orchester, beginning with the 2025-26 concert season.

This position will see Fabien Gabel bringing his dynamic style and eclectic repertoire to audiences regularly at Vienna’s Musikverein hall. Gabel comments: "I had the pleasure of conducting the Tonkünstler-Orchester for the first time in 2019. I remember clearly being immediately enthralled by their magnificent sound and our instant alchemy. Austrian culture, its traditions and its avant-garde, were essential during my years of apprenticeship as a young trumpet player and remain to this day a great source of inspiration in my work as a conductor. I am thrilled to begin this new chapter of my musical life."

Come summer 2025, Fabien will direct five symphonic subscription programs per season and will lead the orchestra's music education initiatives and tours.