On a global quest to make a musical difference, young conductor Mario Dobernig is fast emerging as one of the most inspiring conductors of his generation. From the classical concert platform to the unconventional wonderland of electronic dance music his originality is infectious.
Mario’s large and varied repertoire includes Mahler’s Symphony No. 1, Dvorak’s New World Symphony, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1, No. 3, No. 5, No. 7, Violin and Emperor Concerto, Schumann’s Symphony No. 1 and No. 4, Schubert’s “Great” and No. 5, Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1, Rachmaninoff’s Piano concertos No. 2 and No. 3, Debussy’s L’apres midi d’une faune, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Haydn’s Farewell Symphony as well as commissioning and premiering more than 60 modern works by Australian and International composers.
Operatic, Choral and Vocal works include Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci for National Touring Opera, Strauss’ Die Fledermaus, Mozart’s C-minor Mass and Requiem, Haydn's Creation, de Falla’s El Amor brujo, Schubert’s Masses No 2. and No. 6, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, Haydn’s Nelson Mass, Faure’s Requiem and Operatic Galas.
Mario Dobernig is Artistic Director and Conductor in Chief for the Art of Sound Orchestra. He has organized and produced a number of highly successful festivals in multiple cities and countries.
Mario was awarded his PhD at the University of Melbourne in 2014 and also holds multiple Master degrees in Conducting, Percussion and Musicology from the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki and the University of Helsinki. He has been a guest lecturer and conductor at The University of Melbourne and Monash University.
Discography includes Grainger Works for large Orchestra and Chorus with The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (assistant conductor to Sir Andrew Davis) on CHANDOS as well as online releases for ABC Classics of the Centenary of Gallipoli (2015) and Stravinsky's Histoire du Soldat (2011). Mario Dobernig has also been a featured guest on various radio programs around the globe. (Listen to Mario on Graham Abbott's program Keys to Music on ABC Classic FM)
Engagements for the 2017/2018 season include performances with the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra in Doha for the Qatar Festival (broadcasted on Qatari Television, 2017), Mozart’s Requiem for the Friesach Festival, Beethoven No. 5 and Romberg Flute Concerto with the Kapfenberg Symphony, performances at St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna, Hobart’s MONA FOMA, Brahms’s Requiem and Alto Rhapsody, Schubert’s Masses No. 5 and 6, Mozart Vespers K. 339, Mozarts Piano Concerto K. 449, Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 and Eroica, Saint-Saens Christmas Oratorio, Haydn’s Nelson Mass, Barry Conyngham’s DAWN, multiple festival appearances with Electronic Dance Music Producers as well as cultural exchange programs between Austria and Australia and returns to Europe in 2018 and 2019.
Mario is represented internationally by Klug Artists